Europe flies and cheering goes wild on social



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Europe flies and cheering goes wild on social
Europe flies and cheering goes wild on social © Getty Images Sport Naomi Baker / Staff

From the over 50,000 fans of the Marco Simone golf club to the world of social media, the cheering goes wild for the golf Ryder Cup, starting today on the green of Guidonia, a stone's throw from Rome. Already at the first hits this morning from 'X' on Instagram, between photos, funny and mocking memes and videos, comments are going crazy from one side of the ocean to the other, thanks to the magical world of the Web capable of shortening distances and uniting everyone in a sign of the infinite passion for this sport.

If the stars and stripes supporters already fear losing the Cup won in 2021 at home in Whistling Straits, the Euro-fans are anticipating a triumph in the shadow of the Colosseum thanks to the historic start with poker achieved already in the morning.

And then it happens that at the first point scored by the Jon Rahm-Tyrrell Hatton duo for Team Europe an endless series of "Yessssss!" starts on various social networks. peppered with countless emoticons, a kind of online wave to express the celebration at 1-0 which marks, as if it were a goal in football, the lead against the American duo formed by Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns.

Shortly afterwards the second goal arrived and with the 2-0 scored by Hovland-Aberg against the Americans Homa-Harman the enthusiasm on the European side skyrocketed. On the American front, however, a certain pessimism is starting to spread with the eloquent message of a star-striped supporter who, only a few hours after the start of the competition, which is played every four years, writes: "I look forward to the @rydercup all the year and it's already over." Then there are also those who criticize the television direction "it is once again shocking to see the cameras working like this: could you please show us where the ball ended up, not the faces pulled by the participants", while there are many fans of the team USA on the other side of the ocean who regret having woken up in the middle of the night to see their team lose like this and immediately go down 4-0, something that has never happened in the history of the Ryder Cup.

One of them even goes so far as to say that "yes It's the first time in my life I've been ashamed of being an American."

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After the dream start of the Old Continent, a French fan begins to mock his opponents by coining the #LittleItaly #RyderCup series to say that "the Americans have all become small in Italy".

Another Spanish fan evokes "the historic start of the Ryder Cup 2023 for Europe. All matches won by large margins and an excellent Jon Rahm kicked off the European show with decisive shots that left the United States breathless. Everything was fantastic." (TO

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