#WorldEmojiDay: Our favourite emojis in the world of sports

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In the age of social media, every day belongs to something. Whether it’s #NationalPuppyDay, #StarWarsDay, and so on, social media is quick to celebrate just about anything on which you can put a hashtag.

Monday just so happens to be #WorldEmojiDay.

Naturally, Sports Twitter jumped in on the action, celebrating the day with some emoji-filled tweets.

Sports Twitter definitely loves emojis.

So, in honour of this made-up day, we compiled some of sports’ best (and most creative) emoji plays in sports.

The lookalike:

The emoji-as-art:

The hot streak:

The illustrated nickname:

The hat trick:

The dynasty:

The Paul Pierce:

The attention-getter:

(Shoutout to the NBA for this one.)

And finally…

The GOAT:

(But not an ACTUAL goat…)