07.10.2014 | By Mariana Dussan |
It’s no secret, the Brazilian soccer team received the biggest ass whopping of their lives by Germany, and fans, well, they’re not too happy.
Today the Brazilian people and even their press are humiliated and ashamed, the rest of the world is still in disbelief, and basically no one expected a defeat that bad. According to The Wall Street Journal, Germany‘s seven total goals were the most ever in a World Cup semifinal, not to mention that this was the first time a team scored their initial five goals in the first 29 minutes of a game.
Brazil not only lost on home turf, 7 – 1, but it had the dream of a sixth championship stolen. Of course this is enough to upset the nation, but just to add a little more salt to the wound…it comes after many Brazilians protested having the World Cup at home in the first place.
“It was embarrassing. They have some nerve with the Brazilian people. We deserved so much better,” Manuel Alves, 58, told The Associated Press. “The worst was all the money spent, having so many other problems that need to be fixed.”
The AP adds that the South American country spent billions of dollars preparing for the tournament while demonstrators complained about poor public services. After the loss, many Brazilians strongly question whether hosting the event was even worth it, the publication explained.
In Brazil, after having their team severely defeated, tears filled the eyes of some while anger filled the hearts of others. Here are the five most shocking reactions caused by the major loss against Germany:
5. Mick Jagger the “World Cup Jinx”
Who would have ever thought that musician, Mick Jagger, would be branded anything than just legendary? According to the Daily Mail, Brazilian fans have made him their latest scapegoat calling the British singer “pe frio,” cold foot or the jinx. It all started four years ago in South Africa when he attended matches to support England, the U.S. and Brazil and they all lost. This trend continued at this year’s cup when three teams – Portugal, England and Uruguay – lost after Jagger declared his support culminating last night as he sat in a VIP box at the Mineirao Stadium cheering for Brazil with his son.
To the “cyber-bulling” Luciana Gimenez, Brazilian model and mother of Jagger’s 15-year-old son, took to instagram to defend the singer stating: “Mick has been successful for 50 years, he’s a good friend and GOOD FATHER to my 15-year-old son. He is suffering cyber bullying …. and I would like to ask you guys who do this kind of bullying to think before you do it. Even though it only seems like a small thing, Mick is a person like us all, and he does not deserve to be treated this way by Brazilians.”
4. Taking It Out On The Buses According to Al Jazeera,last night angry fans took to the streets of Sao Paulo and burned at least 20 buses.
3. The Burning of No. 10
According to The independent, in order to vent fans even burned a Neymar shirt even though he wasn’t allowed to play due to a back injury.
2. Sending The Manager To Hell
According to ESPN, the Brazilian press didn’t take the loss too lightly either many declaring the game shameful and humiliating, but one in particular, “O Dia,” had a few less than kind words for Brazil’s manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The cover of the newspaper blasted “You can go to hell, Felipao.” And the article went on to state: “He earns around 265,000 a month … doesn’t train the team, chooses the wrong players, and makes bad substitutions. He is responsible for the greatest humiliation in 100 years of history of the Selecao.”
1. The Burning Of Their Flag
According to the Brazilian publication Veja Sao Paulo, defeated fans even burned their own flag in Sao Paulo.
— VEJA SÃO PAULO (@VejaSP) July 8, 2014
“Fans angry with the score of the game burn the flag of Brazil in Vila Madalena.”
What did you think of the reactions of these angry fans? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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