Mets and Memes and the Pepper Spraying Cop

The internet is good at a lot of things, and one area where the internet has excelled is blending different cultural memes into ridiculous jokes and extrapolations. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about the UC Davis protesters who were were pepper sprayed at point blank range during an act of civil disobedience. If you don't know, students at UC Davis were practicing their right to peaceful protest in an act of civil disobedience by sitting on the ground and linking arms. The police force decided that the best way to deal with the protesters was to spray pepper spray at the students at point blank range.

As one would imagine, there has been a lot of fallout from the event, specifically about appropriate force and Police Brutality. The internet joins in the conversation because of how cultural events, such as a cop casually spraying a dangerous substance on peaceful protester, become much more. Pepper Spraying Cop has turned into a meme where people essentially show how ridiculous the actions of the officer was by photoshopping him into other famous images of history. Thus one cultural event gets combined with another cultural event.

Which leads us to this:

That would be the cop, Pepper Spraying Buckner, thus not making the play and helping the Mets get to game 7. (Image from Pepper Spraying Cop Tumblr, linked to earlier)

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