First van Persie, Now Robben

Dutch Memes Reign Supreme

The infamous dive.

In just under two weeks, we’ll have a 2014 World Cup winner. But halfway through the competition, we already have a winner for the best tournament memes: the Netherlands..

First, it was Robin van Persie’s spectacular header that generated images of the “Flying Dutchman” sailing past Rio’s Corcovado statue, flying with a cape on his back, and gliding alongside an airplane, among others.

But after Arjen Robben’s dive in yesterday’s match against Mexico – in which he faked being fouled – there’s a whole new set of memes featuring a different flying Dutchman:

Robben's dive. Robben's dive.

But, as it turns out, this isn’t Robben’s first dive. So naturally, there aren’t just memes for this match:

Robben's dive. Robben's dive. Robben's dive.

So what are all of these memes based on? See for yourself: