Social media explodes after German downfall

A stream of memes and jokes flooded social media after a stunning 2-0 defeat to South Korea condemned Die Mannschaft to its earliest exit in 80 years.

The internet turned cruel for Germany fans on Thursday as online mockery swept the globe following the defending champion's shock World Cup elimination.   -  AFP

The internet turned cruel for Germany fans on Thursday as online mockery swept the globe following the defending champion's shock World Cup elimination.

A stream of memes and jokes flooded social media after a stunning 2-0 defeat to South Korea condemned Die Mannschaft to its earliest exit in 80 years.

“Don't mention the VAR,” was a common refrain, while Brazilian media gleefully took its revenge for Brazil's 7-1 humiliation by Germany at the last World Cup in 2014.

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In dramatic scenes in Kazan, Kim Young-gwon's stoppage-time opener was ruled legitimate after intervention from the Video Assistant Referee, before Son Heung-min added the second goal minutes later.

“Germany's fastest exit from Russia since 1943,” posted a user, while another tweeted a picture of Germany towels reserving all the seats on an empty plane.

Mexico fans were particularly delighted after South Korea's last-gasp win, allowing them to qualify for the last 16, behind Group F winner Sweden — while Germany finished rock bottom.

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A joke in German showed a supermarket checkout assistant asking Loew, “Do you collect points?” with the coach answering, “No.”

Meanwhile, England striker-turned-TV-presenter Gary Lineker revised his famous maxim that “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”

 

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