The Great Brazilian Nightmare…#BRAvsGER

In what must have been an abysmal nightmare the Brazilian team proved to be a pushover for the Germans in a semi-final no one could have predicted, going down 7 to 1.

What is left to say…the Brazilian team proved to be a pushover for the Germans in a semi-final no one could have predicted.

Incredible to remember that Ghana’s Black Stars actually  held this same German team at bay with a 2-2 score when the two met on the 21st of June, Algeria too…how could mighty Brazil have crumbled so easily then? The tweets below reflect a good cross-section of reactions to this peak or trough (depending on your affliations) to one of the most intensely (social) mediated global pop cultural events ever–World Cup 2014.
#BRA v #GER becomes most tweeted about sports match ever – which adds up to a lot of mockery: http://t.co/IYnE0jZqNk http://t.co/oglKlUdrEV
#BRA v #GER becomes most tweeted about sports match ever – which adds up to a lot of mockery:  http://gu.com/p/3qnpn/tw  pic.twitter.com/oglKlUdrEV
Nooooooooooooo. What is this. No. Let them start again. This isn’t right. 4-0? 25minutes.
Can we just press restart?
Brazil has been my team since 1966 but this lot really are a useless shower and they’ve had this coming. Neymar or no Neymar.
This is schoolboy stuff. Brazil have completely capitulated. Never seen anything like it in my entire life.
Seriously, I’m not joking, I do hope FIFA investigates this for fixing. I know what would happen in cricket in similar circumstances.
I think that the referee ought to stop this now, just out of respect to Brazil teams past.
Total, total psychological collapse. I’ve never seen anything like it. Have you? At a World Cup? In a semi-final?
checking to see which Parliamentarians look distracted #WorldCup2014
Wake up Brazil! Your goalie is playing like a Dad who is letting his kids score. #FifaWorldCup
This won’t be the first time that thousands of Germans will have to lie low in Brazil for a while for their own safety.
Double digits mi seh! Let’s really see history.
This match is looking like GerMany vs BraNil
Stephanie Nolen is the Latin America Correspondent for Canada’s @GlobeandMail, tweeting live from Brazil…
@PialiRoy it’s almost unbearable to be here
Is this legal? 5-0 in 30 minutes at a semi final game? Fifa needs to make rules about this.
This isn’t because Neymar is missing. This is because Thiago Silva is missing.
Scholari with that Rolf Harris in court look, wondering “how the fuck do I get out off this stadium…”
Possibly the saddest Brazilian fan at this world cup game: #BRA #GER http://t.co/EuJynbLZJc
Possibly the saddest Brazilian fan at this world cup game: #BRA #GER pic.twitter.com/EuJynbLZJc
It turns out Facebook engineered this whole match to study #BRA‘s emotions.
How do you explain to your wife that you missed the birth of your child to see Brazil beaten like this? #YoureSleepingOnTheCouch
This is really sad :/ "@BuzzFeedSports: Brazil fans spotted burning flag in São Paulo:<br /><br /><br />
(via @VejaSP) http://t.co/xH5PZJKPbZ"
This is really sad :/@BuzzFeedSports: Brazil fans spotted burning flag in São Paulo: (via @VejaSP) pic.twitter.com/xH5PZJKPbZ
These guys would have not let this happen... http://t.co/lDbBiKrCw5
These guys would have not let this happen… pic.twitter.com/lDbBiKrCw5
For whatever it tells you about Brazilians (or humans?) there are still a few people around me muttering “seis a cinco”
This whole #BRAvsGER match, summed up in less than six seconds. https://vine.co/v/MPXtK7qw5Ya 
It’s officially the end of the world. Square full of Brazilians cheering German goal number 6
Report that people breaking up Copacabana 😦
It's all got too much for one little Brazil fan #bra #ger http://t.co/JPPpQGOEVK
It’s all got too much for one little Brazil fan #bra #ger pic.twitter.com/JPPpQGOEVK
Was it a fix? Did #Brazil throw it for the betting? Odds on 6-0 must have been 1000-1. Someone somewhere is very happy
To be fair, you wouldn’t be able to see a ball coming at you if you were crying either.
Final score: Germany 7, Brazil 1.  http://t.co/sdPnZ3L5Xs (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP-Getty) http://t.co/TQ5qbIqfR7
Final score: Germany 7, Brazil 1.  http://nyti.ms/1oFjWEd  (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP-Getty) pic.twitter.com/TQ5qbIqfR7
Is cause dem run the people outa the favela fi kip werl cup. Judgement tek dem.
World. This is just sad. #BRAvsGER
@Pornhub: Please stop uploading the game highlights to Pornhub… Our public humiliation category is full. #BrazilvsGermany
My mother heads off to bed with, “Tomorrow, I have to pay the people who backed Germany” #allaboutgambling
“It’s a measure of how downright German the Germans are they were absolutely furious with each other for allowing Brazil to score.”
Oscar being consoled by Thiago SILVA after 7 - 1 defeat by Germany in 2014 World Cup semi-final #BrazilvsGermany http://t.co/gJYHPfqJNJ
Oscar being consoled by Thiago SILVA after 7 – 1 defeat by Germany in 2014 World Cup semi-final #BrazilvsGermany pic.twitter.com/gJYHPfqJNJ
Feel lucky that you have witnessed that people. You won’t see a game like that until Liverpool v Arsenal next season.
Maradona rubbing it in just a bit http://t.co/Wh5dBDR5hF
Maradona rubbing it in just a bit pic.twitter.com/Wh5dBDR5hF
Germany came for the kill. Didn’t reach final last #WC. So sure they’d reach the final this yr they constructed a village in #BRA #epic
Don’t worry, Brazil. There are still bigger opponents to beat, like malnutrition and global warming!
I bet Clarice Lispector wouldn’t have given a toss who won tonight.
Thanks to @tejucole we have a remarkable archive of what turned out to be unforgettable #thetimeofthegame.  https://twitter.com/hashtag/thetimeofthegame?src=hash 
Is it tough for German fans that they CAN’T chant Deutschland uber Alles??? 😛
Wins Twitter. Dies. “@afrolicious: In my version of events, someone’s grandma living in the favelas orchestrated this as vengeance.”
CONFIRMED: Reggae Boyz tied up Brazil team and stole their gears.
Only team Germany haven’t beaten this World Cup? Ghana! #blackstars
No humiliation. All of us have bad days at the office. Even sportspeople.
An amazing shot of the stadium where the #BRA vs #GER World Cup match was played earlier. - AP photo #glnrWorldcup http://t.co/5BcZqBae9f
An amazing shot of the stadium where the #BRA vs #GER World Cup match was played earlier. – AP photo #glnrWorldcup pic.twitter.com/5BcZqBae9f
Wondering if Argentina are considering tanking their semi-final just so they can smash Brazil in the playoff and add insult to injury.
Brasilian friends saying it would have been worse to lose in the final. To Argentina. At home. #agreed
Whenever I begin to feel sorry for Brazil, I remember Fernandinho kicking James Rodriguez for 90 minutes and not getting a yellow. #BRA #GER
Mass robbers create panic among hundreds of fans watching #WorldCup2014 semi-final on Copacabana beach  http://bbc.in/1mGqSm6 
Riot police move in amid violent scenes on Copacabana beach as Brazil humiliated 7-1 by Germany  http://bit.ly/1k3wRMh 
How are the Brazil supporters coping? Crying every time I see a caipirinha. #Brazil
Brazilian friend: “Who’d think at the World Cup we’d find out our football is crap & our cops are great?” re this  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/world-cup/small-time-rio-cops-unravel-world-cups-web-of-ticket-scalping-intrigue/article19508795/ 
This video of Brazil fans in Haiti watching the team collapse is a must see…
Brazil fans crazy at loss to Germany
Fights between fans reportedly forced hundreds to flee Copacabana beach.  http://thesco.re/1vYGHUU   http://youtu.be/J1LHc9v6tjg 
Riot police move in amid violent scenes on Copacabana beach as Brazil humiliated 7-1 –  http://flip.it/eN5Fi  #World http://flip.it/LrdNv 
For real?? RT @InigoGilmore: RT @Lance_News Just escaped hectic gunfire on copacabana beach #copacabana #rio gun men opened fire on fanfest
BBC News – World Cup 2014: Panic as fans flee Copacabana beach  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28222612 

Meanwhile the mighty Associated Press which objected to Shepherd Fairey using one of their photographs of Obama for his famous poster has blithely lifted part of a story by Indian writer and IP activist Achal Prabhala, Neymar and the Disappearing Donkey, published on the blog Africa is a Country, without attribution. Prabhala’s brilliantly researched article which was reposted again and again during the world cup looked at the subject of race in Brazil, examining the transformation of Neymar in particular in terms of his appearance.
#Plagiarism RT @AfricasaCountry: Thank You To The @AP. We Feel Like LIke Neymar Right Now.  http://fb.me/6xDLormyK

Author: Annie Paul

writer, editor and avid tweeter anniepaulose@gmail.com

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