Who Did Brujeria On Mexico? And Other Social Media Reactions During The Sweden Game

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The final matches for Group F were full of drama, close calls and sooo much stress. Mexico was able to advance to the Round of 16 despite falling to Sweden in a 3-0 final score.

Here are the nailbiting reactions El Tri fans had while watching the game. It was one that came down to the wire thanks to a 2-0 game in which South Korea came through and knocked out defending world champs, Germany.

1. People were ready to watch the game (and make up excuses for their long work breaks).

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Nice execution. Take notes, folks. This is the kind of smart thinking that keeps you employed and informed on the World Cup.

2. Like, there were soo many plans to use work breaks to watch the game.

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World Cup fans were not going to let anything stop them from watching the game. Bosses? Who are they? Fútbol fans don’t know them.

3. It’s called culture. Look 👏🏾 it 👏🏾 up. 👏🏾

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This wasn’t just a game. This was a match against Mexico and Sweden in every sense—even YouTube personalities. 🙊 

4. It did start out nice enough.

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The game started out with Mexican fans believing in Chicharito’s words from an interview that resurfaced this week. He clapped back at a journalist asking if Mexico had what it took to be first in its group. People imagined. People believed. 

5. Then Mexico got one of the worst records in World Cup history.

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Mexico received a stat no team wants to get: the quickest yellow card in World Cup history. Jesus Gallardo received one of the dreaded yellow cards in just 15 seconds. Seconds. From there, it was raining yellow cards for El Tri.

6. Of course the hate from fans fell on the refs.

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Why couldn’t Mexico have nice things? That’s how fans felt about the calls the referee was making a few minutes into the game.  

7. Ochoa was definitely trying his best to keep Mexico in the game.

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Goalkeeper Memo Ochoa maked two big saves for El Tri during the game, and fans noticed. 

8. The Swedes were dropping like flies (or baby goats).

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The Swedes were lying on the floor, grabbing their shins and faces to earn sympathy from the referee. Unfortunately for Mexico, it worked.

9. As the game progressed, depression settled over all of the Mexico fans in the world.

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How could this be happening? Mexico was losing 1-0 and the second half wasn’t over yet. People were devastated.

10. The cards kept on coming.

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Yellow cards were being handed out like champurrado at a posada. There was just no stopping the penalties.

11. The penalty kick brought back some bad memories for Mexico fans.

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A tale as old as time…a penalty kick that could cut Mexico’s hopes and dreams early. #NoEraPenal came in at the 61st minute of the game.

12. It was a really tough moment for El Tri fans.

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Everyone was thinking this, but this Twitter user actually said it. That penalty call NO ERA PENAL!! #NeverForget


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What was going on? Why did the fútbol gods not smile on Mexico during the game? *puts on some Vicente Fernandez as the game clock starts winding down* 

14. It wasn’t long until Mexico fans started to realize their fate.

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The first goal hurt but the third goal was like a dagger in the heart for El Tri fans. 😭 💔

15. But there was still hope…and its name was South Korea.

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With a dismal score of 3-0 in the Mexico vs Sweden game, fans started to pray that South Korea could keep holding on to the 0-0 score. All Mexico needed was Germany’s loss. Get that rosary out.

16. It was time to change the channel because Mexico fans had another team to support.

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The last six minutes of injury time in the second half of the simultaneous South Korea vs Germany game was agonizing for El Tri fans. Basically everyone (even people in the stands) stopped watching the Mexico game and started paying attention to the South Korea vs Germany game.

17. It was uncomfortably close.

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Somehow, in some beautiful sports miracle, South Korea managed to get not one but two goals in injury time of the second half. Did anyone else feel like they aged 10 years during the last 10 minutes of the #MEXSWE and #KORGER games? *Goes grabs anti-aging face mask*

18. Before you knew it, Koreans were royalty among Mexico fans.

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El Tri fans will forever love Memo Ochoa, but da real MVP for today was South Korea’s goalie, Cho Hyun-woo. He was the man Germany just couldn’t get passed—and the one who gave Mexico an extra life for the knockout round. 🙏 🙏 🙏 All the prayers, love and blessings to South Korea!! <3 El Tri fans

19. This recap was everything for only using 280 characters.


“For those that didn’t see #MEXSWE live: ‘There were referee fails. Didn’t you see the game? The referee helped Sweden out a lot, he let a lot of time pass on made-up fouls, besides the fact that Sweden plays a dirty game. Didn’t you watch the game?”

We watched the game and we were sweating it out. 

20. In the end, rules are rules and South Korea was Mexico’s saving grace.

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After South Korea’s stunning upset against Germany, El Tri stans were still sending messages of support to their team. The hard work Mexico put into the first two games could not be forgotten.

“Mexico national team passed with its six points. Let’s not downgrade its performance! Mexico won and did well in the first two games. No South Korea. The rules say the first two pass. Today was just a bad day [for Mexico].”

Are you watching the World Cup knockout rounds? Tell us in the comments below using #WorldCup2018 and #ShowUsYourColors!

One Member Of The Fab Five Is Cuban And We Can't Get Enough Of Him


One Member Of The Fab Five Is Cuban And We Can’t Get Enough Of Him

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If you don’t know who Karamo Brown is, prepare yourself for your next celebrity heartthrob. He first graced our televisions when he was just 23 years old on “The Real World: Philadelphia.” After a decade out of the spotlight, he’s back in our homes as one fifth of the Fab Five, in Netflix’s rebooted “Queer Eye.”

He’s hands down one of the most interesting, studliest, and sweetest of the Fab Five.

1. He’s Jamaican & Cuban.

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Karamo was born in Houston, Texas, but has lived all over.

In a recent podcast with Johnathan Van Ness (AKA JVN), Brown opened up about his family history. His mother is Jamaican and his father is half Cuban, half Jamaican.

2. He’s the first openly gay black man to star on a reality TV show.

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This was back in 2004, so it was a lot tougher to be openly gay. But Karamo slayed in “The Real World: Philadelphia,” and says that it was one of the hardest things he ever did.

The real gold: watching himself on TV and how he reacted to conflict. He says it changed him as a person.

3. After his MTV stint, he worked as a social worker for 10 years.

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It wasn’t until one of his kids he was working with asked him if he’s following his dreams, that he realized he wasn’t. He decided to spend half his time in social work, and the other getting back into the public sphere.

His first job back out there? With Oprah. Casual.

4. He went from TV Host to Fab 5 of “Queer Eye.”

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Each of the Fab Five carries expertise in either fashion, grooming, cooking, interior design, or culture. Karamo is known for working on the “inside job” of their clients, helping them find their confidence through aerial art, or getting through to a cop on why Black Lives Matter. Basically, you’re always crying happy tears when you’re watching this show.

Karamo’s dedication to his own inside job is inspo for all of us. His backstory is pretty incredible…

5. He watched his father destroy his family.

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Brown grew up middle class, but when his father decided to quit accounting and become a DJ, they lost everything. In his own words, “Life went from nice, middle class, immigrant family, to like extremely poor, moving out in the middle of the night.”

6. “My drive comes from watching the decline and seeing my mother build us back up.”

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He says that watching his father abuse his mother gave him this drive to be better, and be the best man he can be. He’s conscience of what he’s inherited from his father, like shutting down during conflict, and tries to change it.

7. Brown went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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When his parents got divorced, his dad made him move from Texas. He said the one thing he did right was find the cheapest apartment in the school zone that would land him at Stoneman.

Caption: “The raised/ clenched fist is a salute to express unity, strength & resistance among oppressed people against any person or entity that would try to destroy the very fabric of human equality, respect & love. I raise & clench my fist to #Trump #Racism#SexualPredators #Misogynist and many more! You shall not win!”

8. “That school made me an activist.”

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In his own words, “When the shooting happened, I wasn’t surprised that these students were like, “Enough is enough”, because activism is engrained in you from the first period of the first day of 9th grade.”

9. Karamo came out when he was 15 or 16 years old.

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Caribbean culture, especially Jamaican culture is extremely homophobic, so his father had a hard time reconciling his religious beliefs with his son’s sexuality.

10. In 2007, he found out he’s a father!

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Brown met Stephanie when he was 15 and they quickly became best friends…who also lost their virginity to each other. Over ten years later, he was served documents asking for child support. I mean, of course, Karamo stepped up and is a loving father. He later adopted his biological son’s half brother.

11. On May 10th, Karamo got engaged!

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Caption: “Last night, in front of family & friends, I asked my best friend and the love of my life, “will you marry me?” He said YESSS!!!! I’m engaged!”

12. Karamo has been writing for The Advocate since 2014.

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Can you tell he’s a huge advocate for the gays? Check him out with Stephanie Beatriz and Laith Ashley de la Cruz at Pride this year. You cute, boo.

13. This year, he won the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award!

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“As an out and proud gay man, Karamo Brown is using his incredible talent and public visibility to raise awareness and find solutions to the unique challenges LGBTQ people face,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a news release.

14. He even cofounded the nonprofit 6in10.

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As in 6 in every 10 gay or bisexual black men will test positive for HIV. 6in10 aims to reduce the stigma associated with HIV, and offer mental health resources for the LGBT community.

15. Oh, and he’s a low-key animal activist, too.

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Caption: “Spending my morning cleaning, feeding & playing w/ rescued & humanely cared for elephants. #PleaseStopRidingThem🚳#ElephantsAreNotBuses #Thailand🇹🇭#WorldTraveler”

16. Karamo is the youngest of four sisters.

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And with “Queer Eye,” he’s found himself another set of fabulous men that are like sisters to him.

 17. Karamo & JVN would have been prom King & Queen in high school…

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According to themselves in JVN’s podcast episode, “Who gave you permission to be so cute? featuring Karamo Brown.” Karamo was a football player and JVN was a cheerleader and you *know* they would be cutest couple. For now, they’re the cutest best friends and I’m here for it.

18. As serious as he is about making changes in the world, he’s also a joker.

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After Antoni posted a legit serious picture of himself in a bathrobe wearing non-prescription glasses with a cup of tea, every single one of the Fab Five posted their version mocking him.

Caption: “Well since you all asked what I was doing… ironically the same thing as @antoni @jvn & @bobbyberk Just relaxing at home with glasses that aren’t prescription, a tea mug that is empty, junk food and a plant in my bed.”

19. Ya boy’s a Scorpio–born on November 2nd.

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Caption: “Thought I’d do a #ThrowbackThursday of my senior yearbook pic. I was 18 years old here. If I could tell my younger self one thing it would be “Stop letting people’s limited perspectives cause you to doubt yourself… you have a bright future ahead of you kid, just believe.””

20. He’s also an American Express Ambassador.

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Ok, so it’s the least interesting thing about him, but now I want an AmEx to be even a little bit more like him.

Follow him @karamobrown on Twitter and Instagram for all the emotional support you’ll need in your life. ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜

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