Daily Archives: October 14, 2015

Troubled HKU chief Peter Mathieson channels Keanu Reeves in ‘saddest sandwich’ meme

It’s lonely at the top. Certainly, it has been a long few weeks for the University of Hong Kong Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson, who was snapped by a Facebook user on campus enjoying a sandwich alone on a bench.

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Photo: Facebook.

Social media users took pity on Mathieson, whose recommendation of pro-democracy law scholar Johannes Chan Man-mun for the role of pro-vice-chancellor of the University was rejected last month by the HKU Council.

Some compared the scene to the popular “sad Keanu” meme which went viral in 2010.

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Photo remix: Joel Christian.