Skip to comments.Cover your eyes! Virals about Brazil's capitulation go mad within minutes
Posted on 07/09/2014 6:34:18 AM PDT by C19fan
It was a matter of minutes before the internet was overloaded with viral images mocking Brazil for their 7-1 defeat by Germany. Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, is normally seen as an image of hope - but the famous landmark was quickly photo-shopped at the expense of the defeated host nation, following their semi-final humiliation. Here are some of the best images from across the web...
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So, they don’t get their “everyone wins” ribbons for their kick-ball game. Grow up.
I thought the reason why they held this in Brazil was so Brazil could win. Another one of those “pride” things.
I just hope their mafia doesn’t bump some of them off...
Nah, that’s an American thing.
Brazil sort of feels like Denver did after Supebowl XLVIII.
Comes to mind, The Ventures — Wipe Out:
I just wish Neymar could have been on the pitch to enjoy the drubbing along with his teammates.
I wish I knew how to post videos. That one with the German beer stein is simple, and fantastic.
I took glee at the pain being shown by the Brazil fans also. But then I thought...life isn't a bowl of cherries in Brazil and they have little to hang on to. This spectacle of sport was very important to them. Much more than just a game.
But then I think back to all we've seen from the jerks who think Brazil is invulnerable...and I get giddy all over again.
“Missed it by this much”
Why do Americans fell compelled to use the British term “pitch” instead of field when talking about soccer? The Brazilians sure don’t. Nor the Germans, Spanish, or any other country around the world. I wonder how many soccer hipsters realize the word is borrowed from cricket?
But the pleasure in seeing them put in their place will be dimmed if Argentina wins the World Cup.
The Argentines need comeuppance even more than Brazil does.
I'd like to see Argentina lose a third place match to Brazil, and the Netherlands finally win a final against Germany.
The best of the lot:
That’s just comedy gold.
I use a few other Britishisms, too. Like whinge. And sod off.
Losing is a fact of life and presents an opportunity for the loser to show resolve and get better. How you react to an event that is not life ending determines your character. Wonder how our kids will do with the new standard of “you’re all winners” that is being preached?
I guess wankers do that sort of thing.
If you can find it in animated .gif format, you can just post it like a still image - like so:
That's a good outcome although the German team is superb and is not dirty.
In my opinion, using Britishisms when American words or phrases exist for them is affectation. “Straight away” for “right away” and “whilst” for “while” come to mind. There are others. Certainly “pitch” for “field” is among them.
I view the. Brasilian loss from the perspective of many who live there and know of the billions spent and lost through the devastating corruption of dilma’s wannabe communist policies. She squandered their nations wealth on wasteful programs and only succeeded in driving economic prosperity far beyond the reach of the nations poor. Now, after all of the known corruption, the national riots against the expenditures and general feeling that the explosion of revolt is in the air, her efforts have resulted in the worst, world wide witnessed complete humiliation of her nation in recent memory.
This hefeweizens for you, Dilma... Well done, you ignorant commie.
Like your use of 'soccer' [association football] instead of 'football'?
That last was supposed to be for SoCal Pubbie.
Use of the American “Soccer” for the British “Football” is not an affectation. Good try.
And just think...two years from now.....Olympics.
I didn’t say you used the word “pitch.”
I'm no soccer aficionado, but I'm going to guess it's because the other nations don't speak English, but the Americans and British do....
Ah. I see. The rules of this slagging match are clear now. When I use a Britishism, that's affectation. When you use one, we just ahistorically declare it to be American.
Actually, few people realize that “soccer” is a British term. It was coined as a contraction of “Association football” to differentiate the game from “Rubgy football” when the various flavors were codified in the mid 1800s. The two variations of football were sometimes called “the kicking game” and “the carrying game.”
You are quite correct that the word “soccer” today is an American term used to distinguish “the kicking game” from tackle football, or what the Brits call “gridiron.” However I get a kick out of soccer hipsters who cry about Americans not calling it football. The word soccer was invented by the English.
I didn't know its derivation (but do now), only that it the term for the game the world outside the USA calls football.
I’ve seen that one. It’s only 11 seconds long and was done by Radio Bayern 3 in Germany. That little short video is going to go viral in a big way—and I love it.
Whoa, some of those are pretty brutal. I wonder whatever happened to those Brazilian voodoo guys who were supposed to be cinching it for their team? Wrong spell? Pins in the wrong places in the little dolls?
I can't unsee this.
Back to the topic of affectations.
I have no problem with British commentators saying “football” instead of “soccer” and so on when on American TV. I don’t even mind Americans using “side” instead of “team” and “pitch” instead of “field” occasionally. But I really object to the Sportscenter guys ALWAYS using the British terms, which are NOT unique to soccer. Brits call a field hockey playing surface a “pitch” too. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised that British TV calls an American football field a “gridiron pitch.”
You are spot on when you call it an affection. They are so desperate to sound hip that it’s comical. Bollocks!
Sometimes I use Brit terms because I like ‘em better.
Does that qualify as pretentious?
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