In the wake of Nicolas Sarkozy's defeat in the primary, there were references to his much-mocked comments about schoolchildren who don't eat pork being forced to eat extra chips instead.
"So, do we still have the right to a double helping of chips, or has that ship sailed now?"
Others commented on how he still faces corruption charges and could be arrested.
"Come on, it's time to go, Mr Sarkozy." "VOTES ARE STILL BEING COUNTED, IT'S NOT OVER."
"Open up!" "No, it's not over. I'm going to run in the German elections."
There was rejoicing in the fact that the former president's big political comeback had ended in failure.
Though others predicted he'd be back in politics before too long.
"Every time he loses Sarkozy says he'll quit for good... Like me when I drink too much."
This person compared Sarkozy to a kid repeatedly flouncing off YouTube and then immediately coming back.
Someone else drew a comparison with Manchester United's declining fortunes: "Sarkozy was president for four years and now he can't even get past the first round."
Inevitably, there were references to the US presidential election: "If Sarkozy wins Florida, everything can still change."
Koh Lanta, the French version of Survivor, provided valuable meme fodder.
And this GIF summed it all up. "Nicolas Sarkozy's political comeback."
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