Rihanna partied with German team after World Cup


Rihanna, who was born in Barbados, may have been Germany’s biggest supporter during the World Cup final on Sunday. The 26-year-old musician was tweeting her support of the German team all afternoon and called watching them win the World Cup the “most epic experience of my life.”

After the match, Rihanna got to party with the players. Or, should we say, they got to party with her.

Rihanna partied the night away with the world champions and took a number of photos holding the World Cup trophy. To say that she was geeked out would be a massive understatement.

For whatever reason, Rihanna seemed like she supported every team except the United States during the tournament. We’re not saying she has to root for the US, but it seemed like she was trolling at times when she rooted for Ghana, Germany and Portugal as they were playing the US in group play.

To each her own, I guess. At least she had a good time. 

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End of World Cup broadcast interrupted by tornado warning in New York (Video)

Thousands of viewers from southern New York and northern Pennsylvania were left wondering if Germany held onto their 1-0 lead over Argentina at the end of the World Cup on Saturday. With just over five minutes remaining, WENY in New York interrupted the broadcast of the match to issue a tornado and severe thunderstorm warning. The weather alert lasted the remainder of the game.


Imagine if Argentina had scored the equalizer and all those people missed it? I know a tornado warning is important, but isn’t that why we all have cell phones? I’ve had flash flood warnings wake me up in the middle of the night, so I’m sure a text can be sent for a tornado warning.

Deadspin rounded up a bunch of tweets from very angry people who missed the end of the match, and most of them contain four-letter words. Hey, at least they’re not dead.

Thiago Silva gets yet another yellow card (Video)

Thiago-Silva-Robben-foulThiago Silva picked up his third yellow card of the World Cup on Saturday when Brazil faced The Netherlands in the third place game. Silva’s penalty came just two minutes into the match, and he’s very fortunate he wasn’t sent off with a red card.

Netherlands star Arjen Robben had a clear path to goal after receiving a beautiful through ball from Robin Van Persie. Rather than letting Robben walk it in, Silva dragged him down by the shoulder. The Netherlands was awarded a penalty kick and Van Persie converted it to give his team an early 1-0 lead.

Silva, who missed Brazil’s blowout loss to Germany after picking up his second yellow card, probably should have exited the World Cup having played just over a minute total in the last two games. The Brazilian captain’s untimely penalties really hurt his team in the tournament.

Javier Mascherano tore his anus during Argentina win


Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened?

He tore his anus.

Mascherano, who seemed embarrassed, told reporters about the unfortunate injury after the game.

“I do not want to be rude,” he said, as translated by SB Nation. “I tore the anus that play, so the pain…”

Unfortunately, Mascherano is not the first athlete we have featured on LBS that tore his anus. A popular wrestler suffered the same injury last year. The important thing is Argentina is going to the World Cup final. Imagine tearing your anus and losing?

The play where the injury may have occurred can be seen here

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Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands modeling contract after World Cup


Belgium may have been disappointed by its loss to Argentina in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, but at least the team helped make a star out of one of its nation’s own. Axelle Despiegelaere, a 17-year-old fan who was shown on television during Belgium’s match against Russia in group play, has landed a modeling gig.

Despiegelaere proudly wore a horned hat and face paint featuring the colors of Belgium’s flag. It sounds like she had multiple modeling offers, as she announced on Facebook Tuesday that she has signed a contract with L’Oreal.

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Sergio Romero stops Ron Vlaar, Wesley Sneijder in shootout to send Argentina to finals

Sergio RomeroArgentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero helped send his country to the finals of the World Cup by stopping the Netherlands’ Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder in a shootout Wednesday.

Romero dived to his left to stop Vlaar on the Dutch’s first penalty kick, giving Argentina the advantage. He also stopped Sneijder on the Netherlands’ third penalty kick attempt to essentially ice things.

Argentina’s Maxi Rodriguez was the fourth player to attempt a penalty kick for his country and he converted, giving Argentina the 4-2 shootout win. Argentina made all four penalty kicks they attempted.

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal will be questioned for having Jasper Cillessen stay in net for the shootout; they beat Costa Rica in a shootout after switching to Tim Krul, who saved two shots in the shootout Saturday.

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


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