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.
Stephanie Nolen is the Latin America Correspondent for Canada’s @GlobeandMail, tweeting live from Brazil…
How do you explain to your wife that you missed the birth of your child to see Brazil beaten like this? #YoureSleepingOnTheCouch
These vines of weeping Brazil fans are hard to watch. http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/7/8/5881871/brazil-germany-world-cup-crying-fans …
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
“@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
Thanks to @tejucole we have a remarkable archive of what turned out to be unforgettable #thetimeofthegame. https://twitter.com/hashtag/thetimeofthegame?src=hash …
Wins Twitter. Dies. “@afrolicious: In my version of events, someone’s grandma living in the favelas orchestrated this as vengeance.”
Brasilian friends saying it would have been worse to lose in the final. To Argentina. At home. #agreed
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
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
How #BRA‘s immolation went down in Saint-Marc, Haiti: http://screamer.deadspin.com/brazil-fans-are-losing-their-minds-1601969790/all … (via @Deadspin)
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