by Scott Aberdeen | Top Right Sports
How do you say “Boo Freakin’ Hoo” in Spanish?
The Mexican team was defeated today by the Dutch in the World Cup.
Not just defeated. Devastated. After the team surrendered only 1 goal in the last three matches, and was up 1-0 for most of this one, they collapsed, giving up two late goals in a controversial finish to lose 2-1 and eliminated from the tournament.
But that isn’t what made the biggest headline in the World Cup today. That honor went to a Tweet. Yes, seriously, a Tweet, from the Dutch Airline KLM, which chose to rub it in on Mexican fans:
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) June 29, 2014
The key detail below (yes, it’s a sombrero):
…and then they quickly deleted it, after derision poured in rapidly from Mexican fans:
@KLM I use to fly your airline to visit my daughter in the UK, Not anymore after that racist tweet i'm Mex, my girl is half-mex, never again
— George (@GeorgeTriton) June 29, 2014
— Hiddles Tigress (@hiddlestigress) June 29, 2014
@KLM your tweet about Mexico going back home wasn't necessary
— Edwing Herrera (@EdwingHerrera94) June 29, 2014
Now that @KLM deleted their racist tweet, we should demand a formal apology from the "royal airline".
— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) June 29, 2014
@KLM Why you delete your stupid pic twitt?… deal with the consequences … are not cowards!…
— ᎳᎥլլᎠ (@diazw25) June 29, 2014
Not everyone agreed with the outrage, such as our friend, blogger SooperMexican…
— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) June 29, 2014
Frankly, it is pretty ironic for the same Mexican fans who were repeatedly caught on video yelling the gay slur “Puto!” (faggot) at opposing players throughout the tournament, to be whining about so-called bigotry over a sombrero — which is globally identified with their culture…
¡Ay, caramba! The hypocrisy. Cry me a Rio.