Step aside crying piccolo girl, there's a new face of NCAA heartbreak taking over the internet —crying Northwestern kid.
— Kevin Rabanal (@LAKevinRabanal) March 18, 2017
The little fanwas upset with ablown call late in Northwestern's 79-73 loss to Gonzaga on Saturday.
This young fan does not agree with the call. pic.twitter.com/A50cJE2D9N
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 18, 2017
CBS showed the boy13 times during their broadcast of the game, according to KSL Sports ProducerDave Noriega.
— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) March 19, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Steve Greenberg says the boyis Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips' son.
This little guy? Northwestern AD Jim Phillips' 11-year-old son, John. Phillips told me he consoled him during timeouts. Sweet. Kids rule. pic.twitter.com/MIdHvsNuPc
— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) March 19, 2017
He was an instant internet sensation.
I hope we all find something we love as much as this kid loves Northwestern basketball. pic.twitter.com/QrB9P6wru6
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 18, 2017
— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) March 18, 2017
When you run into a banana at the top of the Koopa Troopa Beach shortcut ramp pic.twitter.com/cTgsuMwSba
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 18, 2017
when you're comfy and can't reach the pizza pic.twitter.com/9geDtMpokM
— Ryan (@RyanRosenblatt) March 18, 2017
The Northwestern Basketball Fan Meme went from Guy Reading A Book During The NIT to Kid Crying During The NCAA's.
We're moving up. pic.twitter.com/b9n7EmQ4aC
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) March 18, 2017
This northwestern kid is going to go on to marry the Cash me outside girl. They will have a son that will be the meme to save mankind.
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 18, 2017
— avery (@averymjohnson) March 18, 2017
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) March 18, 2017
— Alex Schmid (@HAlexSchmid) March 19, 2017
Northwestern should just accept that kid into school right now.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) March 18, 2017
Gotta put that crying Northwestern kid on the Mt Rushmore of sports memes with crying Jordan and the Villanova Piccolo girl .
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 18, 2017