Antifa Protester Kicks Smoke Grenade at Cops, That’s When the Stuff of Internet Legend Is Born

Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.

It was a raucous night in Phoenix on Tuesday night, as the president once again gave a real stemwinder of a speech.

Outside, despite Trump’s assurances to the contrary, antifa forces had surrounded the event and were engaging in the typical shenanigans.

Fortunately, one protester was there to provide relief.

Screenshot: CBS 5/Twitter

This guy. He’s becoming the stuff of internet legend.

Watch his form as he kicks a tear gas grenade back at the cops.

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CBS 5/Twitter/IJR.com

Seconds later: A star is born.

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As the voiceover in the video notes, he was hit “right in the nuts.” Ouch.

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It doesn’t appear like it was a rubber bullet like the Phoenix reporter claims, but possibly the return fire of a tear gas canister.

Hardest hit?

Screenshot: ITV via Twitter

In a classic plot twist, a man wearing a Kaepernick jersey was spotted coming to his rescue.

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Colin, is that you?

Screenshot: CBS 5/Twitter

Couldn’t be.

Regardless, it’s going to be a long, hot four years for Resistance fighters. And if you’ve gotta protest, don’t be like this guy.

Because as everyone on Twitter noticed: He fought the law and the law won.

https://twitter.com/BBlindsMedina/status/900216019159064582

https://twitter.com/Meeposh21/status/900212587786366976

https://twitter.com/Kaladious/status/900218405504118784

https://twitter.com/a_fitz13/status/900216568512118787

https://twitter.com/michele_marvell/status/900229058117738496

You’ve just gotta love the internet. Because that’s instant gold.