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Malaysian politician Bung Mokhtar Radin tweets ‘long live Hitler’ after Germany win

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And the award for worst tweet of the World Cup goes to … Malaysian legislator Bung Mokhtar Radin. After Germany beat Brazil by an incredible score of 7-1 on Tuesday, Bung decided to go down the Adolf Hitler road. He sent the following tweet, which has not been deleted.

Bung, a member of the Malaysian Parliament, told The Star Online on Wednesday that he would not apologize.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with people sometimes,” he said. “Hitler is part of history and the German team fought like how he did. I think people nowadays should transform their mentality. Whatever I tweet people hit me. They are not hitting me because of Hitler, but because I am Bung Mokhtar.”

Holger Michael, the German ambassador to Malaysia, spoke out against Bung’s insensitive remark.

“We strongly reject the distasteful and unacceptable allusion to the fascist regime of Adolf Hitler,” Michael told TIME.

Bung is no stranger to controversy, as he once made a comment about a female politician’s menstrual cycle during an argument in 2007. There are plenty of jokes that can be made about Brazil’s embarrassing loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinal. Hitler doesn’t need to be involved with any of them.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

David Luiz crying after Brazil loss was hard to watch (Video)

David-Luiz-cryingWith Thiago Silva serving a suspension after receiving two yellow cards in the World Cup, David Luiz was named team captain for Brazil’s match against Germany. As you know, Brazil suffered one of the most embarrassing losses in its country’s history when the Germans destroyed them 7-1. You could tell Luiz felt responsible after the match.

During a postgame interview on live television, Luiz sobbed while apologizing for the mind-boggling lack of effort his side showed. His comments were translated by 3 News.

“Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people,” Luiz said. “I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.

“They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better. It’s a very sad day but it’s also a day from which to learn.”

Luiz turned 27 earlier this year, so he probably has one more World Cup left to play. He played particularly poorly against Germany and, like many of his teammates, looked lost without Silva.

Not having Silva and Neymar certainly hurt Brazil, but it should not have hurt them enough that they would give up five goals in the first 30 minutes of the match. While making it to the semifinal is always a great achievement, its a shame Brazil went out with that type of performance as the host nation.

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Brazil soccer memes come strong after blowout loss to Germany

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When your team gets smashed in a big game, all you can do is sit back and laugh at your team’s poor performance. And all everyone else can do is point a finger, laugh, and mock the team the way the good internet intended.

With that in mind, we present some of the best memes following Brazil’s 7-1 blowout loss to Germany in the semifinals of the World Cup. Take a look at them below:

The Brazilian flag gets a makeover:

The back of Neymar Jr.’s jersey looks different:

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Germany sets records in World Cup win over Brazil

Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal match between Germany and Brazil was supposed to be a great game between two of the top soccer teams in the world. Instead, it turned out to be a disaster of epic proportions for the home team, as Germany ran off with a 7-1 victory and set records in the process.

The Germans handed Brazil their worst World Cup loss ever. They scored five goals in the first half including a mind-blowing four in six minutes. They added two more goals in the second half and led 7-0 before the Brazilians finally got on the board in the 90th minute.

Brazil was playing without Neymar Jr. who has a fractured vertebrae suffered in the quarterfinals, and Thiago Silva, who received two yellow cards in the quarterfinal win over Colombia. Still, nobody could have seen this coming.

Let’s look at all the records Germany set in the win

– Miroslav Klose set a World Cup record by scoring his 16th career goal

– Germany became the fastest to score 5 goals in the first half of a World Cup game

– Germany set a record for most goals in a World Cup semifinal game with 7

– Germany set a record for margin if victory in a World Cup semifinal at 6

– Germany set a record by reaching their eighth World Cup final

As for Brazil … well things were really ugly

– This equals their worst loss in team history (previously they lost 6-0 to Uruguay in 1920)

– Brazil had not allowed more than 5 goals in an entire World Cup since 1998

– This was the worst loss for a host nation in a World Cup

Brazilian fans had an appropriate reaction:

Sad Brazil fans crying

(Credit to ESPN Stats & Info for some of the details)

Toni Kroos scores two goals in two minutes for Germany (Video)

Toni Kroos celebrationThe Germany-Brazil semifinal game at the World Cup went from close to out of hand in a matter of minutes after Toni Kroos scored two goals in two minutes as part of a German outburst that saw them net four goals in six minutes.

Kroos barely celebrated his first goal, acting like he had been there plenty of times before even though it was his first goal of the World Cup. His second was a different story.

Kroos capitalized on some lazy play by Fernandinho, stole the ball from him, then executed a two-man play in the box to perfection for the goal to make it 4-0. After that goal, he celebrated by jumping into the arms of teammate Sami Khedira

Miroslav Klose scores World Cup record 16th goal (Video)

Miroslav-KloseMiroslav Klose set a record with his 16th career World Cup goal on Tuesday as Germany got off to one of the hottest starts you will ever see against Brazil. Klose’s 16th World Cup goal put Germany on top 2-0 in the 23rd minute.

Germany would go on to take a 5-0 lead before the game hit the 30-minute mark, but we’re here to talk about Klose’s milestone. Ironically, Klose passed Brazil legend Ronaldo for the most World Cup goals ever.

Klose, who will turn 36 later this year, played in his 22nd World Cup match on Tuesday.

The loss of Thiago Silva clearly hurt the Brazilians in the early going. Silva was suspended for a match after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament with a boneheaded play in Brazil’s quarterfinal win over Columbia last Friday. Brazil could not have looked more lost.

Brazil fans crying after team falls behind 5-0 to Germany (Video)

Brazil fans crying

Brazil royally self-destructed in their semifinal match with Germany at the World Cup Tuesday, and the nightmarish performance happened in front of the host country’s crowd. And let’s just say the fans did not take the disaster well.

Germany scored 4 times in 6 minutes to go from 1-0 to an unthinkable 5-0. After Toni Kroos scored for the second time to make it 4-0, these were the looks on some of the faces of Brazilian fans. Yes, the goals drove them to begin crying.

Sad Brazil fans

No Neymar Jr., no Thiago Silva, and I guess this is what happens.

Below are the videos:

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