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Monday, July 12, 2010

Frustration after losing soccer match in World Cup 2010

After the soccer match Netherlands vs. Spain in the World Cup finals of 2010 in South Africa, which ended in Spain winning the World Cup (0-1), not everyone was coping well with it.
Now, I should say that in general the many Dutch supporters behaved nicely, even though in sorrow after the loss. There were not many reports of riots. However, in the Hague, the seat of the Dutch government, Dutch supporters showed their sorrow quite differently.
If you listen carefully, at 0:40 the crowd starts to shout: "Hamas, Hamas, Joden aan het gas" (translation: "Hamas, Hamas, send Jews to the gas"). We've heard that one before.

But wtf? Really, what has this to do with football?

More shocking was the news that hundreds of miles farther, in Uganda, at least 74 people watching the finals got killed in a trio of bombings. A Somali Islamist militant movement claimed responsibility today.

Today, I'm in mourning. Not because the Dutch lost, but because of our fallen humanity.