There are very few people who get to watch the FIFA World Cup within the confines of North Korea. Part of the elite few who get to watch the games are their leader Lil Kim-Jong-Il. How do you think he reacted to this rendition of “My boyfriend thinks I’m at work”?
This picture was taken on June 15th, 2010, during a game between Brazil and North Korea. You could imagine who the winner of the game ended up being. We’ll give you a hint. It’s the team whose players don’t get sent to a particular work facility if they lose.
There are few things Italians love more than their soccer. One of them being pasta. Italians consume more than 51 pounds of pasta a year. So you can imagine that this banner doesn't sit so well with the fans in the stands.
The picture was taken in Wembley Stadium, London, during the EUFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between Italy and Spain. What do you imagine the Italian fans could write back to Spain? How inclined are the Spanish fans to take a joke?
8 Tentacles and a Brain Full of Wisdom
Have you ever heard the story of Paul the Octopus? He was one of the most captivating influencers of the 2010 World Cup. Paul was a psychic octopus who was able to predict the future. Not just any future, though.
He was able to predict seven different results for World Cup winners. His handlers would place two cubes with flags on them in his tank on a live stream, and he would wrap his tentacles of wisdom around the cube he preferred. For seven picks in a row, every cube he picked ended up being the winning team!
Who Are You, Strange Sir
This photo, taken in 2014, during a World Cup Match between Brazil and Germany, sure did give us a lot of unanswered questions. This man is wearing a Brazil jersey, he looks to be more Middle-Eastern, and his sign dons the most American writing you could imagine.
Is his wife really giving birth? And if she did, is this the way she's gonna find out? From a hospital bed? He may not have a home to come back to after this one. Not to mention he's wearing the wrong jersey in this game, as Brazil did not do too well against Germany in 2014.
No Laughing Matter
With every winning prediction, he had about a soccer game, Paul, the octopus, began to make enemies. Basically, fans became agitated by the idea that his predictions would jinx their game results. These fans didn't hold back and made the most belligerent, vegan-triggering, borderline-inciteful sign they could.
Oh, and why are there three different people holding the sign? One of them being hidden in the back. Are they octopuses too? Are we living in a world where there are secret octopus societies who live at war with one another and predict soccer matches?