The WORST nickname of the World Cup goes viral as followers have a area day with Socceroos star Mat Leckie’s new deal with after his starring function in loss to France
Socceroos winger Mathew Leckie despatched the soccer world into raptures together with his elegant first-touch and cross for teammate Craig Goodwin’s aim within the facet’s 4-1 loss to France – nevertheless it was his surname that made him go viral.
Throughout the one-sided loss at Al-Janoub Stadium in Qatar, Aussie followers took nice enjoyment of stating that ‘Leckie’ is pronounced the identical manner because the down underneath slang time period for electrical energy.
And boy did they’ve a area day as they wrote a collection of terrible puns and jokes on social media.
A despondent Mathew Leckie appears to be like on after Australia went right down to France 4-1 of their World Cup. A fast take a look at why he is blown up on social media would possibly cheer him up
One fan wrote that Mat Leckie’s full identify is in reality ‘Mathew Electrical energy’, whereas many (presumably English) followers pointed to the dire power disaster throughout Europe.
‘Each time Pearce says the Aussie Boy Leckie’s identify I ponder when his pal fuel is approaching,’ one fan wrote.
‘Wager this Australian lad Leckie is actually costly and overpriced,’ one other commented in response to skyrocketing electrical energy costs in England.
‘Simply watching the (France v Australia) recreation (and) Mathew Leckie went in for a robust problem. I shouted ‘Leckies Off’ and the household panicked the ability had gone,’ wrote one other fan.
Leckie is pictured together with his spouse Laura and their five-year-old daughter. He now lives in Melbourne after an extended profession taking part in in Germany’s Bundesliga
Leckie leaps excessive to compete for a ball with French star Adrien Rabiot (obscured) throughout Australia’s 4-1 World Cup loss
Leckie was additionally the toast of social media for his function within the unlucky and tournament-ending ACL harm to French fullback Lucas Hernandez, who was bamboozled by the unbelievable nature of his beautiful first contact in the course of the opening aim.
An extended ball from centre again Harry Souttar deep in Australia’s half discovered Leckie on the appropriate wing.
The Melbourne Metropolis ahead, who has spent a lot of his profession in Germany’s Bundesliga, trapped the ball like his boot had glue on it.
An image tells 1000 phrases! Mathew Leckie (left) dribbles it previous France defender Lucas Hernandez (proper), who’s left clutching at his critically injured knee after the ‘world-class’ transfer from the Aussie
Leckie then dribbled it round Hernandez at full velocity, with the Bayern Munich star then left clutching at his knee, earlier than the winger’s crossed discovered an unmarked Godwin on the far publish; who promptly despatched the ball handed Hugo Lloris for the primary aim of the match.
Leckie’s ‘world-class’ transfer, colloquially known as an ‘ankle breaker’, the place the velocity and talent of an opponent in soccer or American soccer (particularly) is so nice that an opponent is left clutching at air and shedding their footing.
Many feared the worst for Hernandez, and people fears had been proved proper after the match with the phrase that he had suffered an ACL harm; which is able to finish his World Cup and certain see him out of motion for a yr.
It led to followers branding Leckie as a ‘career-ender’ for his transfer on Hernandez.
‘Leckie might have ended Lucas Hernandez’s profession with that minimize,’ wrote one prime pundit, although the actual fact the left again is just 26 will little doubt guarantee he could make a full restoration.
‘Mathew Leckie did not break his ankles however tore his ACL,’ one other commented, accompanied by a collection of crying emojis.
Leckie and his Aussie teammates will subsequent be in motion at 9pm Saturday towards Tunisia for his or her second Group D battle.
Little doubt nothing lower than a dominant win will suffice towards the world’s Thirtieth-ranked facet; however given the Socceroos sit eight spots decrease, that shall be no straightforward feat.