Twitter makes fun of ‘Angry Bird’ referee during Copa Final

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2016 13:30 IST
Referee Heber Lopes shows a red card for Argentina . (NYT)

Chile defeated Argentina in the final of Copa America 2016 for the second straight year, 4-2 in the shootout following a 0-0 tie that ended an expanded 16-nation edition in the United States to mark the championship’s 100th anniversary.

Messi, five-time Fifa Player of the Year, winner of four Champions League titles and eight Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona, was crushed. Much of his nation had counted on him to bring home its first major title since 1993 and subsequently announced his retirement from international football.

Despite its big shocks and thrills during and after the match , the “angry bird” referee stole the limelight with his card giving antics and twitter wasted no time in making him a viral celebrity with hilarious tweets and memes, the best of which are given below:

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