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.
WELL DONE..BRAVO…LONG LIVE HITLER…
— Bung Moktar Radin (@MyKinabatangan) July 8, 2014
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.
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