Alex Salmond "Goose Stepping" Is Now A Meme

The First Minister of Scotland tried to kick a football and looked really awkward. The internet responded magnificently.

When Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was snapped in a ridiculous pose recently, the internet leapt at the chance to make him look even sillier.

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He was taking a penalty at a football training centre in Rutherglen, but the angle made it look like he’d suddenly decided to convert to fascism. Twitter wags and bored redditors immediately started a photoshop battle, because that’s what the internet is for. Here are some of the best.

Don’t worry Alex. It could be worse. At least you’re not Ed Miliband trying to eat a bacon sandwich.

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Hilary Wardle is the Scotland editor and is based in Edinburgh.
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