Three hilarious banners about Game of Thrones just went up on a bridge in Beirut, and people can’t stop sharing them!
This banner was raised in Beirut tonight. It reads as:
“the people of Beirut support Jon Snow in his battle against the white walkers”
#GOT @GameOfThrones#Beirut #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/xi3eAemHGt
— Elias Aydi (@Elias17Aydi) April 8, 2019
The first banner reads “The people of Beirut support Jon Snow in his battle against the White Walkers.”
While the second, hung on the other end of the bridge, says, “Jon Snow… God Protect You.”
The third, which appears to be not hung yet, addressed directly one of the show’s main characters. It says, “Cersei Lannister… Be smarter… Our strength is in our unity..”
And in true Lebanese banner etiquette, all banners were signed off “friends of Faisal Tamrawi.” Who Faisal Tamrawi is, we don’t know… and perhaps never will.
Definitely one of the funniest posts I’ve seen on social media lately! #GameofThronesSeason8 #got #gameofthrones #JonSnow #Beirut #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/fijtpC4szA
— Grace Jouni (@GracyJ92) April 8, 2019
This isn’t the first time Lebanese fans of the show hilariously referenced its content and compared it to the Lebanese life.
Beirut was beautiful today!!! #طلعت_ريحتكم #beirut #lebanon #YouStink #GOT #uknownothinjonsnow pic.twitter.com/blEAC29q5Y
— Michelle Daou (@DaouMichelle) August 29, 2015
Jon Snow is a beloved character and one of the main heroes of The Game of Thrones. No one forgets the time we saw this hilarious poster from a 2015 protest, referencing to one of the times Jon wasn’t in on the plot twist.
#Lebanon remembers. Justice for King Crow. #GoT @GRRMspeaking @GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/DnMCfEkEyp
— Fingolfin (@malwadaa) June 17, 2015
Or the time someone lit him a candle at The Martyrs’ Square.
The more I drive around #Lebanon, the more I focus on one of my #LifeGoals: Growing 3 Dragons. #GOT
— Neo Ajaka (@neoamaru) August 24, 2017
Or this one when a poster, celebrating Jon’s survival after a dramatic season finale saw him in the death’s throes, made it to the news coverage of another protest.
#GOT #LEBANON pic.twitter.com/46VxeOMPLG
— Elias Abdelsater (@ELIOas) August 23, 2015
In fact, people often use GOT to parody political events in Lebanon. This tweet, for example, refers to the time our presidential position was left vacant for months on end.
Game Of Thrones – The Baadba Chair Edition.#GOT #Lebanon #Presidency pic.twitter.com/7XxybAX0BG
— Rawad Hajj (@RawadHajj) May 8, 2014
What about a red wedding between 8 and 14 march to end this stupid political situation !? #lebanon #Got #gameofthrones #redwedding
— Dana Arnaout – دانا أرناؤط (@DanaArnaout) November 2, 2013
With every new protest in Lebanon I find myself wondering “What would Ned Stark do?” #YouStink #Lebanon , #GoT style.
— Nizar (@NizarRajeh) August 30, 2015
The show has such a huge and active fanbase in Lebanon that a GOT-themed bar was opened in Zahle.
Game Of Thrones Themed Bar Now Open In Lebanon!: https://t.co/ff5JL1crih #GoT #TV #pub #Lebanon #CastleBlack pic.twitter.com/aVAuiAmN7j
— FamilyD (@familiaduailibi) August 1, 2017
Lebanese fans were given a special treat in 2017, when Kristian Nairn, the actor that plays Hodor on the show, came to Lebanon to DJ.
Across the globe, fans of the medieval fantasy have been waiting on the edge of their seats to watch the show’s next installment. Season 8 is expected to conclude the world phenomenon, with the final episode slated for May 19, 2019. Don’t miss watching this beautiful cover of the Game of Thrones’ theme song by Lebanese band Iyam el Lira: