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.


— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 17, 2017

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


— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 17, 2017

#WorldEmojiDay with a little #49ers flair.

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 17, 2017

Sports Twitter definitely loves emojis.


— NHL (@NHL) July 17, 2017

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

The lookalike:

Is it Shearyously #WorldEmojiDay?

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 17, 2017

.@CurtisLazar95 – the human embodiment of the emoji#WorldEmojiDay

— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 17, 2017

.@dhamilton27 – #WorldEmojiDay

— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 17, 2017


cc @BGALLY17 @AGally94 @CP0031 @phildanault #GoHabsGo

— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 17, 2017

The emoji-as-art:


— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 17, 2017


Here are our favorites: ,, and #Bengals50

— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 17, 2017

Only fitting to celebrate the best emoji of all on #WorldEmojiDay!

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 17, 2017

The hot streak:


— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) July 17, 2017

Strasburg strikes out the last three batters in the 7th!

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