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:@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@Tunnyking / Twitter
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:@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. ????@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.@robinjagal / Twitter
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.@DynamicSRK / Twitter
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.@xfeelinggood / Twitter
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.@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.@jessleal7 / Twitter
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.@FerReenteria / Twitter
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.@geesmariana / Twitter
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! ????@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.@Jakkobo84 / Twitter 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:
14. Finally, the Internet came up with a solution for Neymar:@adrianamdhz65 / Twitter
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:@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.@analuazvd / Twitter
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.@lizardkat18 / Twitter
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.@legallyliving / Twitter
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:@dara_dovale / Twitter
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. ????????????@curiousflow / Twitter
There’s always next year, right?! Imaginemos cosas chingonas en 2022, baby!
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