While we may never agree on whether JLo, Gaga or Amanda Gorman stole the show at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, there is no debate that the viral Bernie Sanders meme has completely dominated the Internet ever since. The sports world has not missed out on creating its own version of the meme sensation that has the Vermont senator masked, bundled up in homemade mittens, while slumped in a folding chair like a disgruntled dad whose been parked at the mall while mom and the kids shop to their heart’s content.
The mittens, as it turns out, were a gift from a Vermont school teacher named Jen Ellis who gifted them to Senator Sanders five years ago. Having no idea Bernie would wear her mittens to Joe Biden’s inauguration, Ms. Ellis told Good Morning America she was “flattered” her mittens had gone viral.
And while the Senator told Seth Meyers he was just trying to stay warm and pay attention to what was happening, the image of the bundled up Vermont senator placed in obscure settings like the Friends set or the Super Bowl, has the Internet collectively doubled over.
Here are the sports world’s 15 best Bernie Sanders memes.
Julian Edelman’s New Teammate
Bernie Takes In A Knicks Game
The Cavaliers’ Andre Drummond Puts Bernie In The Huddle
Gwen Stefani Isn’t The Only Soccer Mom
The Stales Center Delivered Multiple Bernie Sanders Memes
The Nets’ Big 3 Has A New Member
The WNBA’s Chicago Sky Have A New Teammate This Season
Shannon Sharpe Made His Own Bernie Sanders Meme
Even Bernie Knows Dez Caught It
Same Bernie, Same
Even Canadian Elections Are Sometimes Disuputed
And My Next Guest Is…
Bernie Sanders Steps In For A-Rod
Bernie Is Perfectly Dressed For A Hockey Game
Can’t get enough of Bernie? Well now you can take him home with you. The Senator has put his meme on a sweatshirt, proceeds go to Meals On Wheels in Vermont. Get it.
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