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Brazil Riots After World Cup Loss to Germany, Chinese Reactions

Rioting and arson in Brazil by after its national team lost 1-7 to Germany in the 2014 World Cup.

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From NetEase:

Riots Outside Stadium After Brazil’s Crushing Defeat, Football Fans Burn National Flags to Vent Anger

Combining reports by Folha de São Paulo and the Argentinian Infobae website, on the evening of July 8 local time, when the Brazilian national team was eliminated 1-7 by the German national team, Brazilian football fans could not hide their mood of heartbreak and dissatisfaction. After the end of the match, over 20 buses inside the two Sao Paulo public bus stops at the stadium grounds were set on fire, as well as a commercial building, and there were even football fans burning Brazilian national flags to vent their anger.

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According to reports, at around 7:20pm that evening, over 20 buses were lit on fire at a Sao Paolo city public bus stop, with 19 of the public buses completely burned down, and one partially burnt.

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Afterward, a warehouse in the city also had a fire, with the containers outside the warehouse having been lit on fire with gasoline. At around 10pm that night, thick smoke began to come out of another public bus stop in the city, with multiple buses burnt.

Photo is of a bus that was burnt.
Photo is of a bus that was burnt.

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Small-scale riots even occurred among the upset Brazilian football fans outside the stadium, with some football fans even burning the Brazil national flag, exhibiting their disappointment with the football team.

Photo is of the Brazilian riot police taking to the streets after the match to maintain order.
Photo is of the Brazilian riot police taking to the streets after the match to maintain order.

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A fire occurred at a city warehouse, where containers outside the warehouse were lit on fire with gasoline.
A fire occurred at a city warehouse, where containers outside the warehouse were lit on fire with gasoline.

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Numerous foreign reporters sent to Brazil to cover the World Cup stayed in their hotels afraid to go out, not even onto their balconies, to avoid trouble with football fans.
Numerous foreign reporters sent to Brazil to cover the World Cup stayed in their hotels afraid to go out, not even onto their balconies, to avoid trouble with football fans.
Photo is of patrolling police.
Photo is of patrolling police.
Photo is of Brazilian football fans starting a fire.
Photo is of Brazilian football fans starting a fire.

From NetEase:

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网易贵州省贵阳市手机网友 ip:111.85.*.*:

Meekly asks, will the German team still be able to go back home to their country?

一生一世爱申花 [网易河北省邢台市手机网友]:

Seeing this, it seems us Chinese football fans have higher characters [better behavior], a superiority probably brought about by us often losing.

司马的不懂 [网易安徽省手机网友]:

Looks like the characters of our national team football fans are higher.

网易吉林省长春市手机网友 ip:119.48.*.*:

This shows that Brazil is not united. It is because you guys gave them too much pressure that caused this result.

核指令 [懂球帝]:

For the third time, the curtain on a world war is about to lift… damn Germany, not giving even a bit of face…

网易江苏省淮安市手机网友 ip:61.160.*.*:

For Brazil, there would be riots even if they won the World Cup, there would be riots even if they were eliminated in the semi-finals, and the only difference would be the reason for rioting.

劳资鬼火起 [网易北京市手机网友]:

Brazil [team] was too disappointing, what happened, Brazil?

1875979541 [网易广东省湛江市手机网友]:

Shit, at last, upon losing a game, the Brazilians remember their various dissatisfaction from before the competition.

网易上海市手机网友 ip:140.206.*.*:

Rise of the Nazis.

世界上最好听的名字 [网易湖北省武汉市手机网友]:

They made it to the Top 8 and still burn their national flag, then the Chinese team can only burn their team members.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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