Herculez Gomez knows how to spot a social-media opportunity as well as anyone. So when an idea basically fell into this lap , he knew to run with it. The result was the very entertaining hashtag #HercPunchOut. It was so successful on Wednesday night that it was actually trending in Seattle around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Here’s how the "story" developed and some of our favorite images:
The genesis of the meme was this Tweet from our very own LikkitP:
That prompted Gomez to stage a contest, with the winner receiving the jersey he’s wearing in the picture:
The best photoshops managed to build off the inspiring image in that they made the photo of Gomez feel like it was part of the original work.
We had a couple of dueling Game of Thrones references.
This one even managed to reference a previous punching meme.
Not sure if it was intended, but enjoy this for its call back to the USL Sounders’ mascot.
This was just pretty.
Of course, there had to be a Timber Joey one.
But my personal favorite was this:
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