WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
As soon as Kevin De Bruyne's face became nearly as red as Belgium's jerseys in the United States-Belgium World Cup showdown Tuesday, Twitter exploded with references to Chris Owen's character from the film "American Pie," the oft-hated but secretly loved, "Sherminator." See video below if you're too young or unfamiliar:
Personally, I think De Bruyne is a dead-ringer for Scott Farkus from "A Christmas Story" or maybe one of the lost O'Doyle brothers from "Billy Madison" ... but that's just me.
A look at some of the best (or worst) reaction tweets from after De Bruyne broke the hearts of American soccer fans everywhere:
That de Bruyne is the spit of the sherminator
— Jonjo Moran (@jonjomoran) July 1, 2014
THE FUCKING SHERMINATOR BEAT US ARE YOU FOR REAL
— Fat Tony (@Oliverihoe) July 1, 2014
The sherminator absolutely killed us today !!
— P.B. (@PBSWP) July 1, 2014
I grew up watching Sherminator try and score, and finally, he does. I feel like a proud Dad.
— JaackMaate (@JaackMaate) July 1, 2014
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