As Germany hammered Brazil during the World Cup match yesterday 7-1, Twitter exploded in reaction tweets. With a record 36.6 million tweets were sent out during the match, the Germany-Brazil match became the most discussed sports event in Twitter history.
Unsurprisingly a large fraction of those tweets were, well, Nazi jokes.
Germany, relax! They’re not Poland. — rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 8, 2014
Awkward time to be Nazi war criminal hiding out in Brazil. — netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 9, 2014
Germany must think they are playing Poland the way they are conquering Brazil right now #BrazilvsGermany #BRAvsGER #WorldCup2014 — Andy Farag (@andyfarag) July 8, 2014
This is like a WWII reenactment in which Brazil is playing the part of Poland in 1939. #BrazilvsGermany #WorldCup — Daniel Humbarger (@humbargerdaniel) July 8, 2014
Of course the ever obvious:
Brazil did Nazi this coming. — World Cup 2014 (@FifaWorIdCup_14) July 8, 2014
Some pointed out the problem of Holocaust jokes:
All of these nazi jokes are out of mein kampfort zone anne frankly I'm offended — Nathan Kim (@nathantenders) July 8, 2014
And others attempted to be clever:
I do nazi see any hope for Brazil — Mary. M. Timmons (@muurrricatimz) July 8, 2014
Man the goalie really holocaust them the game, I bet Brazil's coach was like Aw Schwitz — Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) July 8, 2014