Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke to reporters after the Broncos’ 24-10 victory in Super Bowl 50. Photo: AP.
CHRIS Martin can’t say he wasn’t warned.
The Coldplay singer has become the internet’s new favourite meme after being upstaged by Beyonce and Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
Social media erupted with gifs, tweets and memes poking fun at the British frontman, claiming he struggled to keep up with his fast-paced counterparts.
Some even compared him to the uncoordinated dancing shark from Katy Perry’s halftime show last year.
Chris Martin was the Left Shark of this year’s halftime show pic.twitter.com/MWV9B0VkcK
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) February 8, 2016
Ugh this is the most unfortunate photobomb ever pic.twitter.com/dtxZhVndpl
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) February 8, 2016
“Hey guys. It’s me, Chris Martin! ALL lives matter!” pic.twitter.com/xe6gQ3gDod
— Cullen Crawford (@HelloCullen) February 8, 2016
The hilarious memes come after Martin’s 11-year-old daughter, Apple, warned him about the cruelty of the internet.
“My daughter said the sweetest thing yesterday. ‘How you feeling about the Super Bowl?’ ‘Of course, we’re a little bit nervous’,” Martin told CBS News, laughing.
“She said to me, ‘Dad, the worst that could happen is that you’ll get turned into a meme. And after a month or so people will just forget!’”
Even Chris Martin can’t believe he’s allowed to perform with Beyoncé #SB50 pic.twitter.com/X50rElaM2F
— Rebecca Zamon (@RebZam) February 8, 2016
— OnSMASH DOT COM (@OnSMASH) February 8, 2016
Even celebrities jumped on the Martin-bashing bandwagon.
Actress Anna Kendrick tweeted: “Even Chris Martin is like, what am I doing here?”
Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker remarked: “Chris Martin kind of looks like the guy who sings with the band at his own wedding.”
Even Chris Martin is like, what am I doing here?
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 8, 2016
Empire actress Taraji P Henson also had a crack — accidentally referring to Coldplay as Maroon 5. She later tweeted: “Oops. Lmao!”
But Martin shouldn’t feel too bad. As wise Apple said, people will have forgotten in a month or so. Hopefully.
Beyonce and Bruno Mars stole the show from Coldplay in the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show.