Chelsea captain John Terry has been pictured hijacking some of history’s most famous events at the centre of a viral craze sparked by his limelight-stealing UEFA Champions League celebrations.
The Blues skipper was seen rejoicing in a small step with Neil Armstrong amid the moon landing, standing up to a fleet of Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square, helping to free Nelson Mandela, and claiming Usain Bolt’s 100m world record as his own in a series of photoshopped images shared online.
Terry was being widely lampooned following claims he took far too much credit for his teammates’ achievements after the penalty shootout triumph against Bayern Munich.
Terry was suspended from the showcase final following a reckless sending off in the second leg of the semi-final against Barcelona, but he played a central role in receiving the club’s first Champions League trophy and the homecoming victory parade.
In other photoshopped scenes, the 31-year-old was pictured joining Royal newlyweds Prince William and Catherine for public applause on the Buckingham Palace balcony, celebrating Barack Obama’s landmark election victory alongside the soon-to-be President and First Lady and clutching a bosom-full of Adele’s Grammy awards.
Terry was not alone in being mocked for his celebrations at Chelsea’s historic win, though.
A similar set of images of British Prime Minister David Cameron punching the air with both fists while watching the game alongside Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Camp David also were trending on Monday.
A cheering Cameron was variously reimagined alongside a cast of super heroes in The Avengers, fighting for survival as the Titanic sank, and misjudging the mood as Obama and his national security team nervously awaited news of the assault on Usama bin Laden’s compound last year.