Internet Satire: Germany Destroys Brazil 7-1
For 63 straight matches, Brazil's national soccer team had gone without a defeat on its home turf, going all the way back to 1975.
Photo by Gabriel Cabral A nation mourns as the Internet satirizes.
That's an impressive streak, nothing to be taken lightly.
So if you're going to see the streak end, at least do so in historic fashion, I suppose, and that's exactly what Brazil did on Tuesday afternoon. With a chance to secure a World Cup soccer final on its home turf and have as good a look at a championship as one could possibly have (a final AT HOME!), Brazil laid the biggest possible egg.
It was all innocent and manageable enough with Brazil trailing Germany 1-0 22 minutes into Tuesday's semifinal. But then came the onslaught.
Seven minutes later, Brazil found themselves down 5-0, victims of an historic four-goal barrage that put the game out of reach and sent the Brazilian crowd into tears of sadness. When it was all said and done, Germany cruised to an easy 7-1 win, the worst loss in Brazil's history and the most lopsided loss ever for a tournament host.
Germany will play the winner of today's Netherlands-Argentina semifinal for the title on Saturday.
Like any sea of human misery, the Internet did what it does so very well -- it piled on relentlessly!
Sure, there were the tweets, many of which came to my timeline as a result of my request (it's a perpetually open request, really) for pictures of home-crowd fans bawling their eyes out, sent under the hashtag #sadfancam: