Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-Up 17/3/17

LA Galaxy mock Diego Chara

LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme was the victim of two dives in Sunday’s game against the Portland Timbers. Diego Chara’s apparent simulation prompted the second yellow card, ending Van Damme’s match. In typical 2017 style, his team decided that the best way to back the player up was through their meme-making skills. With over 40,000 retweets on Twitter and 1.6m views on Facebook, it’s done the trick.

Selection Sunday sees top-notch graphics

Selection Sunday—the day the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s 68 teams are announced—is a day made for social media. Universities created more high quality graphics than ever before. Here’s some of the best.

March Madness kicks off

On Tuesday, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament—better known as March Madness—began in the United States. With 34 games in the first round, there’s a lot to keep up with. Bleacher Report celebrated the struggle with one of their recent tweets.

R&R Partners bring the Stanley Cup to Penguins fans

Advertising agency R&R Partners brought the Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh Penguins fans, both virtually and literally. Fans experienced highlight reels, game clips, and footage of the cup being hoisted before they were treated to the real trophy.

Twitter and National Lacrosse League strike a deal

Twitter is expanding their sports live-streaming reach with a new deal with the National Lacrosse League. The deal will last two years and include one game per week, plus playoffs, Champion’s Cup, and highlights.

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