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?
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.
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.
The Face of a Champion
The 2014 World Cup games had a very interesting promotion of the Brazilian squad during the games. Fliers such as this one were handed out and sold around the country, and fans would hold them up for the cameras. The faces of the stars were everywhere.
This dude took it to a whole other level and created a cutout to place his own face inside of. Sadly for him, that was the worst World Cup performance in the country's history. So bad that even he could have contributed better on the pitch.
The US Women's National Soccer Team has been spearheading the feminist sports movement since the beginning of women's soccer entering the world stage. Megan Rapinoe has been part of the tip of that spear. All the hard work paid off as she set an example for all young Americans out there that anything is possible and girl power is to be reckoned with.
Here in the Manhattan World Cup Champions Parade, Megan is holding up a simple sign that holds a lot of resonance. Megan has been playing soccer since she was three years old, and today is the captain of the women's national team.