HomeDirty TacklePortland Timbers prove strangely oversensitive to brilliant LA Galaxy video

Portland Timbers prove strangely oversensitive to brilliant LA Galaxy video

March 14, 2017

When memes matter more than they should

The Portland Timbers beat rivals LA Galaxy 1–0 on Sunday. Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme was sent off in the first half after getting booked twice in three minutes when Diego Chara took a dive, avoiding Van Damme’s outstretched leg. Van Damme was not happy about this, so he tweeted a photo of people diving to express his position on the matter.

The next day, the Galaxy shared a trippy (pun intended) and spectacular video of Chara’s dive.

The Timbers were not happy about this.

What a strange and petty reaction. Not only did the Galaxy have higher attendance than the Timbers last season (with a few thousand more in capacity), but why respond at all? And if you really must, just reply with video of the perfectly executed goal that the Timbers scored before the sending off.

Remember, the Timbers won this match. It should be LA that comes out of this looking salty, but now it’s Portland. Even Twitter beefs don’t make sense in MLS.





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