They’ve got all the fans: sporting internet sensations

We’ve all been guilty of spending hours on end sat on the sofa watching the latest memes and vines that everyone is talking about. Sport has contributed to some of the funniest viral videos on the internet and here’s a few of the stars from our screens

The Wealdstone Raider

If ‘you want some’, there’s really only one man who’ll ‘give it ya’. Gordon Hill rose to fame last year when he was filmed heckling the opposition in a rather unusual way whilst watching his beloved team, Wealdstone FC. The 33-second video turned viral after Gordon, who has now become known as ‘The Wealdstone Raider’, unleashed his special brand of insults onto a Whitehawk FC supporter.

Clutching his beer, the Wealdstone Raider shouts cutting witticisms such as, ‘you’ve got no fans’ and ‘you’ve got no ground’ at the unsuspecting Whitehawk team. The tale then takes a rather dramatic when the pint-sized Stones supporter turns on a Hawks fan, and is caught threatening (if you could call it that) the cameraman with the now infamous phrase: ‘ya want some? I’ll give it ya’. It remains unknown just what that ‘some’ is, but you can bet he means business with that mean glare of his.

“Gordon Hill rose to fame last year when he was filmed heckling the opposition in a rather unusual way whilst watching his beloved team, Wealdstone FC”

Business seems like the perfect word to associate with The Wealdstone Raider these days; since the video went viral, not only has he been getting big views, but has also been making high profile guest appearances on TV and has even bagged himself a top five single with ‘Got No Fans’. Whilst Whitehawk FC’s support base can be questioned, it’s safe to say that The Wealdstone Raider certainly has some fans.

Helen Daly

Ronda Rousey

The Internet loves nothing more than to see someone proven wrong, especially when that person owns the spotlight and when you are wrong, it’s unlikely you’ll ever be allowed to forget it. ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey went into her fight with Holly Holm at UFC 193 as the undefeated champ in her weight division.

She was being tipped as one of the most dominant athletes in any sport, her previous opponents failed to make it through the first round and in many of them the fight was over in seconds. She couldn’t be touched. The American has dominated headlines the past few months for her movie appearances, and a number of spats with Floyd Mayweather Jnr. But her prediction of how her next fight would go while starring on The Tonight Show in the States has proven to be the most fun for people online.

“She was being tipped as one of the most dominant athletes in any sport, her previous opponents failed to make it through the first round and in many of them the fight was over in seconds”

As with any fighter, the champion was supremely confident about the result. Rousey described her opponent as “a nice chick that’s gonna lose. I feel like she’s going to get me frustrated, to a point where I make a mistake and she can try and kick me in the head but it’s not going to go like that”, exclaimed the champion. Well, she was correct about what her opponent would try, not so much about the result though. Holm unleashed a brutal kick that knocked Rousey out cold after less than 6 minutes in the ring, ending the fight instantly.

She could just try and avoid the humiliation, deleting her twitter account might limit the embarrassment. But make no mistake, the internet never forgets. There will always be those awaiting her return. They will not hesitate in asking the questions: “Why you lying for”, “why you always lying” Ronda Rousey?

Gabriel Pennington

Andy Tate

There’s no entertainment like a disgruntled Mancunian. Much like the well-loved Ray Bobbins, Andy Tate first appeared in a FullTimeDEVILS interview, ranting and raving about his treasured Manchester United. Andy’s Moyes, Cleverley and Fellaini bashing started in January 2014, but didn’t rise to global stardom until November later that year.

For several months our news feeds were barraged by vine compilations of his best and most memorable moments, including the unforgettable “you got the job on a technicaliteh” and “sorry to say again it’s Moyeseh”. His fame escalated when an app was released of his finest moments. But I don’t think he saw much of the proceeds as he was spotted working hard in Home Bargains.

“Andy’s Moyes, Cleverley and Fellaini bashing started in January 2014, but didn’t rise to global stardom until November later that year”

As the remixes and memes petered out, there was an Andy Tate shaped void in our lives. Well you’ll all be glad to hear that he now has a regular slot on FullTimeDEVILS where you can keep up to date with all his views on the current situation at United. But I guess most of us just ‘don’t care’ anymore. Hope he didn’t quit his job in Home Bargains.

The Andy Tate hype always divided opinion. There were those that couldn’t get enough, whilst the rest had most certainly had enough. For some this will probably prompt them to dig up their old Andy Tate favourites, but I’m sure most will pray that his videos stay buried forever.

James Sproston

John Cena

The poster child of WWE is never short of finding ways to expand his brand image. T-shirts, baseball caps, wristbands, action figures, and most recently viral internet videos. John Cena has become the latest victim of the delightfully mindless vine trend. In essentially a seven second video, the WWE superstar is made to appear, along with his entrance theme, in the most unexpected of situations.

The vine is divided into two parts. The first section introduces a question or a proposition, and the second part kicks in with a loud ‘It’s John Cena’. While the concept is inherently simple, it’s the fact that many of the video’s viewers are still surprised, despite knowing what’s in store that truly makes this a viral masterpiece.

“John Cena has become the latest victim of the delightfully mindless vine trend. In essentially a seven second video, the WWE superstar is made to appear, along with his entrance theme, in the most unexpected of situations”

Alongside the infamous vines, one of the most famous John Cena viral videos is the Prank Call, in which an unwitting victim is subjected to multiple Cena sound bites. After being well and truly side slammed, the prankee becomes exponentially intolerant, calling the prankster a “wrestling f*ck”, and incessantly repeating “are you kidding me?”.

Ritwik Sarkar

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