Maple Leafs fan Patricia Bourikas posts selfie on Instagram from viral video
The Toronto Maple Leafs fan from the video that went viral over the weekend has posted the infamous selfie on Instagram.
Saturday’s Leafs-Pittsburgh Penguins game was featured on “Hockey Night in Canada,” and a clip from the game went viral that showed a boy and girl taking a selfie together. The video was great because of the boy’s facial expressions — he looked like he couldn’t be bothered with the pictures and was being forced to take them with his girlfriend. He quickly went from forced smile to frown in seconds.
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The two people from the clip are actually brother and sister, not boyfriend and girlfriend, and the boy says his frown was because his favorite team was down 6-1.
Patricia Bourikas ended up posting the infamous selfie on Instagram on Monday, and it quickly blew up. She received over 7,000 likes on the picture — more than any of her other photos had ever received by far.
Patricia is 20 and her brother Kosta is 17. Kosta seems to be having fun with it all. In his Instagram bio, he refers to himself as “Frown Guy” and his Instagram photo is his frown from that clip.
The two told Global News in Canada that they are huge Leafs fans. Kosta says he was upset because the team was down 6-1.
“I’m just trying to watch the game. Obviously I’m depressed, she’s like, ‘Hey, how about a picture?’ She puts her phone to me. I give her a fake smile. I give her what she wants, so I just smiled and then I got back to how I was really feeling,” Kosta told Global News.
The two said their phones blew up quickly after being shown on TV and that they were receiving messages on social media from people who recognized them. They’ve been interviewed, received coverage on the net, and will be the subject of memes for the foreseeable future. They’re great sports about it.