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Adios España! Social media mocks Spain's humiliating exit from World Cup

Published time: June 19, 2014 08:31
Edited time: June 20, 2014 15:36
Spain's Sergio Busquets reacts after missing a chance to score a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014. (Reuters / Jorge Silva)

Spain's Sergio Busquets reacts after missing a chance to score a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014. (Reuters / Jorge Silva)

Former World Cup champions Spain have been booted out of the tournament, losing to Chile 2:0 in Brazil. Their defeat has triggered a social media storm, with memes poking fun at the Spanish team flooding Twitter.

Spain’s performance at the World Cup this year has been dubbed “the great disappointment” by the Spanish media.

The defending champions were humiliated right from the onset of the tournament, losing 5:1 to Holland. The Spanish team was finally knocked out of the running by Chile on Wednesday evening, prompting a wave of scathing memes on Twitter under the hashtag #CHIvsESP.

“The King just sent a Whatsapp to Del Bosque (manager of the Spanish team)…”
“Shall we abdicate together?”


Continuing the theme, Twitter user @viniami2009 posted a meme of Del Bosque.

“Come on guys, let’s get back to Spain to see the coronation of the new king.”


“Don’t turn off the engine! We won’t be long!”


Disappointed fans targeted Spanish keeper Iker Casillas, who was responsible for letting in seven goals over the course of the first two World Cup matches.

“If you know I’m gonna mess up, why do you bother inviting me?”


Fans also targeted Spanish striker Diego Costa, who changed his nationality from Brazilian to Spanish to play for the World Cup team.

Following the match, elated Chilean football fans flooded Italia Square in the country’s capital, Santiago, to celebrate victory. The Chilean team now goes on to face The Netherlands on Monday.

Spain fans react as they watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 football match between Spain and Chilli in Brazil, on a large screen in Madrid on June 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Dani Pozo)

Chile's forward Eduardo Vargas (C) celebrates after scoring Chile's first goal as Spain's goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas (L) reacts during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Yasuyoshi Chiba)

A Spain fan reacts after the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Lluis Gene)

Comments (25)

 

Unai Ortiz 28.06.2014 17:13

Hughe G Lee Hung 20.06.2014 02:27


  



This is false and oversimplified. What happens is that you're probably a Pakistani (or similar) who has been brought up in the PC atmosphere of the UK and who has been told of the glories of Al Andalus. Upon discovering that the Spaniards are actually white Europeans, from a Christian culture, racially and culturally similar to Italians and French, who don't particularly care for Muslim culture, and who live in an environment where that PC culture doesn't exist, you became disillusioned and now you chalk it up to whatever you'd like to imagine.

 

Hughe G Lee Hung 20.06.2014 02:27

Fábio O. Ribeiro 19.06.2014 11:35

After the defeat of Spain to the Netherlands two Spaniards made racist comments on Twitter, calling the Brazilians of monkeys. It seems that the Spaniards monkeys will rest earlier this year.

  


I have also noticed that about the Spanish. For a nation that was colonised by the arabs for hundreds of years and probably has African DNA running through a vast percentage of their population they are very overtly racist. Maybe its just the wounded pride of those centuries of arab occupation that doesn't let them rest peacefully.

 

lucy suarez 19.06.2014 20:38

Ignorant Spanish they believe in kings and everything the politicians say. The economic situation is getting worse every day and they try to distract them with 21st. century circus. Spain is the country in spanish speakers were people read less books, go ahead Spain.

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