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Some of those “Nerdfighters” are crazy. I posted a comment on a Crash Course video saying the information they give (specially in the Psychology one) isn’t always correct, and now they’re threatening my life. Damn.
If you’re not Brazilian, you cannot fathom the uproar of reactions this game has caused. Celebrities are outraged, people are crying, depressed. I think it’s all very interesting from a sociological point of view. Don’t get me wrong, I had no preference towards the result, and as a matter of fact (since I don’t care for this kind of sport), I wasn’t aware today was to be held such an important match, or even that the World Cup was ending. However, I do think it’s sad that people CARE so much about this. They cry and get sad while the players go to their mansions in their private jets or ferraris.
I though it was awkwardly quiet when I didn’t hear fireworks when there’s a game going on. Now I know why. Brazil’s being slaughtered by the Germans, and that’s a good thing, to be honest. Our politicians spent billions on this World Cup, building state of the art arenas and whatnot whilst the people are suffering from hunger, lack of sanitation in many parts of the country, shortage of hospital beds, doctors and general hospital equipment (specially now in winter), and many other things. I think it’ll be good for us to lose in our own country. Maybe then people’ll learn…. yes, I know, people rarely learn.
It was very funny, Brazilians are so keen of football (or soccer, as it were), stores close when there’s a big match and whatnot, then… when Fifa brought the World Cup to here, everyone went mad all of a sudden and remembered about our country’s poor situation. People wake up when it’s already late.