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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:

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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:

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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. ????

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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.

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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! ????

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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:

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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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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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It is Mexico’s Independence Day and that means that Mexicans around the world are honoring their roots. Twitter is buzzing with people who might not be in Mexico but they will forever have Mexico in their hearts. Here are just a few of the loving messages from people who are Mexican through and through.

Viva Mexico is trending on social media and the tweets are filled with love and passion for the country.

Mexico received its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 and since then the day has been marked with celebration. The day is marked with parties of pride and culture no matter where you are in the world.

Mexicans everywhere are letting their Mexican flag fly.

Tbh, who doesn’t want to be Mexican to enjoy the day of puro pinche pride? The celebration for Mexican Independence Day starts on Sept. 15 with El Grito. The tradition is that the president of Mexico stands on the balcony on Sept. 15 at 11 p.m. and rings the same church bell that Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang in 1810 to trigger the Mexican Revolution.

People are loving all of the celebrations for their homeland.

The original El Grito took place in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato in 1810. While most El Grito celebrations take place at the National Palace, some presidents, especially on their last year, celebrate El Grito in the town where it originated.

Honestly, no one celebrates their independence day like Mexico and we love them for it.

¡Viva Mexico! Mexico lindo y querido. How are you celebrating the Mexican Independence Day this year? Show us what you have planned.

READ: Many Mexicans Are Calling Out Fragile Masculinity As Some Continue To Protest A Controversial Zapata Painting

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Volunteer Firefighters From Mexico Went to Oregon to Help Their “Sister City” Contain the Unprecedented Fires

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Volunteer Firefighters From Mexico Went to Oregon to Help Their “Sister City” Contain the Unprecedented Fires

Just when you thought humanity has failed us, someone steps up and shows the world that the generosity of the human spirit is alive and well. 

Last week, a post on Reddit went viral of a group of volunteer firefighters from Guanajuato, Mexico who traveled to the city of Ashland, Oregon to help fight the wildfires that are blazing across the western state.

The fire department is called Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios, the Heroic Volunteer Fire Department, in English.

The two towns have had a “sister city” relationship for over 50 years. Sister-city relationships are meant to “promote peace and understanding through exchanges that focus on arts and culture, youth and education, business and trade, and community development”.

The internet swiftly erupted into comments praising the volunteer firefighters for their bravery and comradery. “Mexico also sent relief during Katrina. Mexico and Canada are our best allies, always there for us regardless of the politics,” one commenter said. Another chimed in: “Welcome to Oregon, amigos. Mantenga una bota en el quemado.”

The troop of men who traveled from Mexico to the United States were identified as Captain Aldo Iván Ruiz, Captain Juan Armando Alvarez Villegas, Sargent Jorge Luis Anguiano Jasso, Sargent Luis Alfonso Campos Martínez and Miguel Ángel Hernández Lara. They were accompanied by the mayor of Guanajuato, Alejandro Navarro.

“We began the relief work,” Navarro wrote on Twitter. “Very moved by the terrible impact of the fire on families and their homes.”

The Oregon wildfires are just one of the many that are blazing down the West Coast of the United States, taking people’s homes, land, and sometimes, their lives. In more than 1 million acres have burned and two dozen fires are still raging.

“Almost every year since becoming governor, I’ve witnessed historic fire seasons,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently said at a press conference. “Yet this is proving to be an unprecedented and significant fire event for our state.”

Experts are hypothesizing that these unprecedented fires are further evidence of the toll man-made climate change is having on the environment. 

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“I can’t think of any time over the last 100 years where we’ve had serial fire outbreaks, four years running,” said fire historian Stephen Pyne to the Washington Post. “That I can find no record of happening before,” he added. “That is the big switch; that is the phase change.”

Regardless of what has caused the fires, the bravery of these firefighters is worth commendable. Their actions are further proof that borders cannot contain the universal values of kindness, altruism, and brotherhood.

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