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Here Are The Internet’s 20 Best Reactions To #BRAMEX And Mexico’s Defeat

ICYMI, FIFA’s World Cup is going down in the heart of Russia, and it’s going down. For the seventh consecutive time, Mexico has failed to advance past the round of 16. Mexico started strong, beating Germany, the defending champions, 1-0, but people are starting to wonder if a curse has taken hold over the team.

Mostly, the Internet is vexed as eff over Brazil’s star player, Neymar, and the resulting memes are life-giving. Behold, the best reactions from stans around the world.

1. This dad and his swift allegiance shift:

CREDIT: @clarissa_beth / Twitter

This 17 second video has been viewed 170,000 times by internet users. He literally just walks outside, takes down the Mexican flag, and immediately puts up the Brazilian. ????

2. Enter: the Neymar Memes

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Mexico’s coach, Juan Carlos Osorio, won’t mention Brazil’s Neymar by name, but did comment on what he believes to be an outrageous amount of playacting in the second half.

“I think this is a very negative example for the world and the world of football and all the children following this game.”

3. Mexican fans immediately took to Photoshop:

CREDIT: @Tunnyking / Twitter

We are a culture rich in creative arts, including digital media, and we’re here for it, especially watching Neymar take his sweet time getting back to his feet every time he hit the ground.

4. By far, the best PS job is of Neymar in a baby chair. ????

CREDIT: @Tunnyking / Twitter

At one point, Mexican midfielder Miguel Layun approached Neymar to grab the ball and pressed his cleat onto Neymar’s ankle. Neymar immediately started rocking in a fetal position and started writhing on his back.

5. Brazilians are fiercely defending Neymar’s reaction.

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The game had to be paused for several minutes while he was examined, leaving Mexicans (y casi todo) pretty frustrated. Brazilians have come out in full support of Neymar, tweeting out photos of Layun’s foot on Neymar’s ankle.

6. Oh, and Mexico fans are not backing down.

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Even though Brazil won, Mexico stans continue to mock the Brazilians, tweeting out GIFS of people rolling down a hill as a representation of how Brazilians must be celebrating the win–with lots of drama.

7. Fans are even getting up in Neymar’s Twitter account.

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Neymar’s first tweet after the victory was, “God bless us and protect us” alongside a picture of himself. Ensue the all caps, Mexicanas enojadas, demands: “And are you going to stop with the drama or when?”

8. They even started applauding Neymar’s performance on the field as only Mexico fans can.

CREDIT: @llopes_danilo / Twitter

I’m sorry, but anything with Leonardo DiCaprio from “The Wolf of Wall Street” is always immediately funny. Que payaso.

9. The Oscars just keep coming.

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Just imagine how the Internet would break if Neymar did win an Oscar after all. Someone send us tape of Neymar practicing when he thinks nobody is watching. I’d like to see how quickly he gets up then.

10. Truly, Mexico fans are talented.

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Although, they argue that the talent is all Neymar, but not for his footwork. Please note, that these are fans that are literally tweeting these photos @neymarjr. ????

11. … and don’t have time to spare for the theatrics.

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Latinos are at least 40 minutes late to every engagement, but you can watch the beads of sweat drip down Papa’s red face for those grueling 4 minutes. It was a stressful time, OK?

12. The Internet even compared Neymar to mazapán! ????

CREDIT: @dfalvarez77 / Twitter

Get it? Because he’s so fragile? Go see for yourself all the Simpsons videos of Neymar high-fiving a teammate and immediately dropping to the ground like a turtle stuck on his back.

13. Every action figure of Neymar should come with a “fragíl” label.

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Recall all the figurines on the shelves, folks, because it’s missing a major part of Neymar’s character. Girls, raise your hand if you wish you could attach this label to the male ego in your life:

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14. Finally, the Internet came up with a solution for Neymar:

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We are just so helpful sometimes, tú sabes? I just can’t wait for the rest of the World Cup to see how Neymar adjusts his “performance.”

15. Brazil fans could be pointing this out, but Mexico didn’t want to waste an evil laugh:

CREDIT: @milanspeach / Twitter

For all the flack that Neymar is getting for the over the top reactions, the truth is that Mexico’s Layún really did step on his ankle. Oh and earlier in the match, he got so impatient with the time it was taking for Neymar to stand up on his own that he literally pulled Neymar up off the ground.

You know, to be helpful. ????

16. Neymar’s fans, however, are setting the record straight.

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As it turns out, Neymar had surgery on that ankle just two months before. But like, that’s soccer, right?

17. Mexico fans stand by goalie Guillermo Ochoa.

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While, yes, two goals were made against Mexico, Ochoa made eight saves and even shut down a tight play from Neymar. ESPN ranked him as the best playing member of the Mexican team.

18. While Brazilians are mostly celebrating offline, they’re still gloating online.

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Anyone out there speak Portuguese? We know this is something about big pitos but comment below if you can tell us what the stans are saying!

19. OK, Brazil, we see you:

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And TBH, even if your favorite team didn’t make it, I’m here to support pretty much any Latino country coming out on top. So pull out your Brazilian fan and switch flags ASAP.

20. Because Mexicanos will always find a reason to party and be happy. ????????????

CREDIT: @curiousflow / Twitter

There’s always next year, right?! Imaginemos cosas chingonas en 2022, baby!


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Flor Silvestre, Beloved Mexican Singer and Film Icon, Dies at 90

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Flor Silvestre, Beloved Mexican Singer and Film Icon, Dies at 90

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Flor Silvestre, the beloved Mexican singer-actress of stage and screen died at her home in Zacatecas, Mexico on Wednesday. She was 90. According to her family, her death was of natural causes.

Flor Silvestre was born Guillermina Jiménez Chabolla in 1930 in Guanajuato.

Her mother longed for a more urban life, so the entire family moved to Mexico City when Chabolla was 13. It was in Mexico City that Chabolla began to stretch her musical skills in concert halls and radio programs. She quickly caught the attention of producers and promoters who recognized both her talent and her beauty.

It was from one of these promoters that Guillermina Jiménez Chabolla received her stage name, Flor Silvestre, “wild flower” in Spanish. She was christened such due to her delicate–and at the time, gangly–appearance.

Throughout her 70 year career, Silvestre recorded over 300 songs and appeared in over seventy movies. She was a prominent figure in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, appearing in famous films like “Ánimas Trujano” and “La cucaracha”. Her rich, melodious voice gave her the nicknames “La Sentimental” and “La Voz Que Acaricia”.

But Silvestre found both professional and personal fulfillment when she met her husband, singer-actor Antonio Aguilar, in 1950.

The two complemented each other and were able to use their relationship to rise to new professional heights.

Silvestre was the original triple threat–adding horse-riding into her song and dance act. Her famous traveling rodeo show that she performed in alongside her Aguilar and two sons attracted thousands of attendees across Mexico and the U.S., eventually selling out Madison Square Garden.

After the death of Aguilar in 2007, Silvestre largely retired from public life. Her children Pepe Aguilar and Antonio Jr. however, continued to make music and wow the public with their unending talent.

Pepe Aguilar took to Instagram to eulogize his late mother, a woman who, to so many Mexicans, was the sound of home. “She left the example of being a nuanced voice of the beauty of being a mother and wife,” he wrote. “She left the joy of bearing witness to beauty that thinks and speaks.”

Many fans of Silvestre’s took to Twitter to reminisce about the way La Sentimental touched their lives.

Flor Silvestre movies were a staple in many Mexican and Latin American households.

Some fans waxed nostalgic about the relationship their abuelos and abuelas had with the late star.

This man has memories of seeing the Aguilar family perform in one of their famous rodeo shows.

They brought joy to so many.

And finally, fans are celebrating the everlasting love that Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre had together.

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Argentine Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Dies at 60; Fans Grieve

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Argentine Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Dies at 60; Fans Grieve

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Legendary Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona is dead from a heart attack. He was 60 years old.

On Wednesday, the the Argentine Football Association announced through Twitter that it “expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts.”

Diego Maradona is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time.

When he was just 18 years old, Maradona led Argentina to a youth World Cup Victory in 1986 and played in four more World Cups after that.

It was at the ’86 World Cup that he was catapulted into global stardom for scoring a goal that would be known afterwards as the “Hand of God”. Maradona led his team to victory over England by jumping over a goalkeeper and punching the ball into the net. Afterward, he described what drove the goal: “It was a little bit with the head and a bit with the hand of God.”

After, Maradona moved to Naples, which would become his adopted home town. He solidified his superstar status by helping the struggling Naples Club clinch its first Italian league title in 1987. A second followed in 1990.

But El Pibe de Oro was as famous for his excesses as he was for his talent. He publicly struggled with drug addiction and personal crises throughout his career and after it. Post-retirement, his health suffered.

Earlier this month, Maradona had underwent an operation to remove a blood clot from his brain. Shortly after, he was admitted to a rehab center to treat his alcohol addiction. On October 25th, he died of a heart attack in his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In the wake of Maradona’s death, there has been an outpouring of grief from fans, peers, and rivals alike.

Cristiano Ronaldo took to Twitter to express his feelings about the death of a global superstar.

“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius,” wrote Ronaldo. “One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a limitless legacy and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, crack. You will never be forgotten.”

Famous Brazilian forward Pelé also wrote a touching tribute to him on Twitter.

“What sad news,” wrote Pelé. “I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to his family. One day, I hope we can play ball together in heaven.”

Fellow Argentine superstar Leo Messi posted a touching tribute to Maradona on Instagram.

The two players have always drawn parallels because of their country of origin.

Maradona’s adopted stadium of San Paolo in Naples lit up in memoriam of their greatest player.

The entire sports world grieves at the passing of such a legend. Rest in peace, Diego.

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