Simone Biles Gets Her Own Twitter EMOJI – A Gold Medal Goat Doing A Split

Simone Biles is getting her own Twitter emoji — and appropriately, it’s a goat.

The 24-year-old Olympian – considered by many sports fans to be the GOAT: the greatest of all time – has been honored with an emoji of a goat wearing a leotard and a gold medal while doing a split on the social media platform.

The custom emoji will now show through August 8 when a Twitter user uses the hashtags #SimoneBiles or #Simone.

The move makes her the first Olympian to get a custom emoji, and the first female athlete to get her own GOAT emoji on Twitter.

Simone Biles Gets Her Own Twitter Emoji – And Fittingly It’s A Goat

The 24-year-old - considered by many to be the GOAT: the greatest of all time - has been honored with an emoji of a goat wearing a leotard and gold medal while doing a split

The 24-year-old – considered by many to be the GOAT: the greatest of all time – has been honored with an emoji of a goat wearing a leotard and gold medal while doing a split

Twitter has given athletes GOAT emojis in the past, but digital accolades have previously been held by men, such as NFL stars Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.

Simone’s special emoji comes because she herself has embraced the GOAT label with blinded goats on her leotards.

Biles debuted her dazzled goat on May 22 at the 2021 GK US Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center, showing off the bleached-out animal on the back of her leotard.

She wore another one on her shoulder at the 2021 US Gymnastics Championships at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on June 4, and another two days later on her waist during the same competition.

She named her little mascot Goldie the Goat, and now Goldie has gotten the emoji treatment.

‘Witness of greatness. Tweet with greatness,” the official Twitter Sports account wrote announcing the news.

The custom emoji will now appear through August 8 when a Twitter user uses the hashtags #SimoneBiles or #Simone and fans are already using it

The custom emoji will now appear through August 8 when a Twitter user uses the hashtags #SimoneBiles or #Simone and fans are already using it

Fans clearly approve, with admirers flooding Twitter to share their excitement, calling the emoji “awesome” and “so cute.”

“What a fire hashtag emoji,” one wrote.

Big fan of the new #simonebiles GOAT emoji! She couldn’t earn more,” added another.

As the gymnastics superstar has embraced the icon, she explained: Marie Claire that Goldie the Goat was less boastful and more of a way of trolling her “haters,” who she knew would enrage if they saw it.

“The idea was to hit back at the haters,” Biles explained.

“I didn’t necessarily think it was fair how they could keep saying what they wanted, but then if I said something, it wasn’t fair. [The haters] joked like, “I swear, if she put a goat on her lion, blah, blah, blah.” That would make them so angry.

Simone has adorned her tights with a little dazzled goat she named Goldie

Simone has adorned her tights with a little dazzled goat she named Goldie

Biles explained that Goldie the Goat was less of a boast, but more of a way of trolling her 'haters' - because she knew it would 'make them so mad'

Biles explained that Goldie the Goat was less of a boast, but more of a way of trolling her ‘haters’ – because she knew it would ‘make them so mad’

She paid tribute during her flight to Tokyo and snapped a photo with a Goldie-decorated blanket

She paid tribute during her flight to Tokyo and snapped a photo with a Goldie-decorated blanket

“And then I thought, ‘Oh, that’s actually a good idea. Let’s make the haters hate it, and the fans love it.’ And so that’s exactly what we did and why we did it,” she said.

The star also emphasized the importance of people taking pride in their achievements.

“I just hope kids growing up aren’t ashamed or ashamed of being good at whatever they do,” she said.

‘And that’s my problem: when people rake in other people who are good at something. And it’s like anyone can say you’re good, but once you acknowledge it, it’s not cool anymore. And I want kids to learn that, yes, it’s okay to recognize that you’re good or even good at something.”

Speak with People, she later added, “I don’t consider myself the GOAT and that’s why I don’t carry the goat on my lion. In the beginning it was a joke. I wore one in 2019 and it was just funny because the haters were so upset.

“What we’ve done is tick them off even more. So I was happy because it’s so good, now you guys are annoyed because you annoy me.’

'[The haters] made jokes, "I swear if she puts a goat on her lion, blah, blah, blah,"' she said.  'And then I was like, "Oh, that's actually a good idea"'

‘[The haters] joked like, “I swear, if she put a goat on her lion, blah, blah, blah,” she said. ‘And then I thought, ‘Oh, that’s actually a good idea”

“I just hope kids growing up aren’t ashamed or ashamed of being good at whatever they do,” she said.

She's worn a blinded goat on three different tights in recent competitions

She’s worn a blinded goat on three different tights in recent competitions

It’s not yet known if the star will wear Goldie leotards during the Olympics, but she paid tribute during her flight to Tokyo and snapped a photo wearing a Goldie-decorated blanket.

The star waved enthusiastically as she got off the plane at Narita International Airport in Japan last week, dressed in a cozy tie-dye sweatshirt, black leggings and a mask.

Biles opened up to Good morning America on representing the US at its second Olympics, saying, “It means the world to me. I did it several times in 2016 for World Cups, so to get another chance, it’s just great.”

However, things are certainly different this time due to the COVID-19 protocols, which, among other things, prohibit spectators in the stands – including the families of the participants.

“We’ve had a lot of calls because the COVID protocols will be different for an Olympics, as we’ve seen in all different sports so far this year,” she said. “As for the audience, that’s going to be really weird, because it’s going to be a training type. We’ve never done that either. So it will be a different experience, but we are ready for whatever they throw at us.’

Biles explained that this is her first time traveling alone and participating, without her family supporting her in the stands.

“I’ve honestly never done a race without my parents being there, so I’m a little nervous, but I know they’ll be there in mind,” she said. My mom says, “Please FaceTime me sooner.” So I’m sure she’ll call me when we’re getting ready, because they’re already ready to watch.’

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