Jorge Higuain despairs for society and he despairs for his son. That son is obviously Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain. Not the first person who springs to mind when you think of misfortunate souls.
However, despite his success, Higuain’s reputation, his good name, has been tarnished. By memes. That’s right. Speaking to TYC Sports, Jorge Higuain said that his son was being persecuted by people on the internet.
He went on to say that it is simply a part of society now and referenced Donald Trump.
“Today, society punishes players with memes and harsh criticism,” Jorge Higuain said. “My son has to live with this. He has been playing for the best clubs in Europe for years. People know how these memes work, it’s all a game to them.
“You see it from Presidents and the guy who sells hot dogs.”
Higuain the Meme
You’re probably familiar with the meme that has haunted Higuain. He is the eternal losing finalist. The big game bottler. The flat-track bully. Celebrating what he was a legitimate goal in a World Cup final.
Argentina went on to lose that World Cup final to Germany in 2014.
They lost the Copa America in successive years after that. Higuain was signed by Juventus to help them win the Champions League but was powerless as his former club Real Madrid swept them aside in the final.