Let’s Mock Twitter's Hilarious Overreactions About The World Cup Draw
Let me first get this out of the way: To every outlet that live tweeted every single moment of the World Cup draw, STFU — you’re wasting precious Twitter space. Second, can we take a moment to make fun of everyone who made absurd overreactions during the World Cup draw?
Twitter by nature is a platform that encourages instant, raw reaction often at the expense of thoughtful dialogue. So let's give some raw reactions to Twitter's World Cup draw reactions.
We'll start with Fox Soccer, an easy target. Moments after the draw they tweeted this out.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 1, 2017
In this World Cup, in which every pot was decided by FIFA rank and not geography, there was no real Group of Death, but of course everyone has to make a proclamation of a Group of Death because reasons. Germany has played 10 competitive matches against its Group F opponents Mexico, Sweden and South Korea; it won nine of those, not to mention easily moving past Mexico at last summer’s Confederations Cup with a B team. The response to @FOXSoccer was not exactly kind.
— Paul Waibel (@pwaibel) December 1, 2017
Loving the American bias! If Mexico can beat us then they must be World Champs! Makes sense— Alex (@iCranky2) December 1, 2017
How... in... what world is that the group of death ?— George (@AldairReynoso) December 1, 2017
When you're Fox Soccer and have no clue how football works so you post this garbage like most American sports shows pic.twitter.com/MUArbWJGVI— Max (@yeahboiii74) December 1, 2017
Its not a a group of death, there is no group of death.— Francisco Zenteno (@CalcioHaki16) December 1, 2017
Group of Death? Really? Mexico was 2nd lowest in pot 2, Sweden was middle of pot 3 and Korea was 2nd lowest overall— Jeff Elliott (@JeffBElliott) December 1, 2017
I'm not in agreement with your football knowledge and assessment the Group F is considered "the group of death;" that Germany gets drawn in this as a group of death is ludicrous— Wayne A. Morris (@Lacus09) December 1, 2017
Sticking with Group F, many Mexico fans appear to be extremely optimistic, despite being in a group FOX Soccer labeled the Group of Death.
VAMOS CAMPEON!!!!!!!!!!!— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) December 1, 2017
México será el caballo negro!— R Montero (@tuaminomemandas) December 1, 2017
Eso, chingaaaa! Alemania será nuestro primer escalón hacia la copa. Vas a brillar en este mundial.— Victor Flores (@Sir_Vic) December 1, 2017
Todos en Alemania, en estos momentos pic.twitter.com/pdAOkkUHbs— VerónicaPorras εїз (@VeronicaPorrasM) December 1, 2017
Speaking of confidence, England went the other route after drawing Belgium, Panama and Tunisia. Group G isn’t exactly EASY, but isn’t super difficult other than Belgium.
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) December 1, 2017
Oh my god we’re getting knocked out by coconut farmers— BiblicalShart (@BiblicalShart) December 1, 2017
0-0 vs panama incoming.— Elliot Andrew (@elliotandrew17) December 1, 2017
Some sort if kebab I believe— Stey Fazackerley (@steyfazz) December 1, 2017
There’s always next WC lads— Nick (@PeruvianPrick6) December 1, 2017
and Hazard, Lukaku, Carrasco, Nainggolan,— Sens Powerplay (@SensPowerplay) December 1, 2017
Russia was drawn into what is likely to be the easiest group and you know the Twittersphere had some opinions on that, especially with the opening match being Russia against Saudi Arabia.
Worst opening match in World Cup history.— John Hernandez (@user_hernandez) December 1, 2017
Putin after seeing Russia’s group: pic.twitter.com/RGZoeE0lIP— US Soccer Tribune (@ussoccertribune) December 1, 2017
Uruguay and Egypt: pic.twitter.com/24c2ifKak2— Kyle (@kylenyame) December 1, 2017
Oh my that is a crap group.— JS (@jrdsnw) December 1, 2017
They let Putin pick the group. @John_Currie supervised.— Ryan G (@T20INC) December 1, 2017
There was also plenty of schadenfreude over the teams left out of the draw. (The Twitter accounts for Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and U.S. soccer were all conspicuously silent Friday.)
Id say the group of death is definitely the one with italy netherlands and chile— piprbomb (@piprbomb) December 1, 2017
— piprbomb (@piprbomb) December 1, 2017
Ireland v Scotland or Wales v Scotland are the matches I'm looking forward to.— Tom furness (@Tomfurness2) December 1, 2017
guys where's Turkey?!— Elias (@EliasUyar) December 1, 2017
And because people have to make fun of things (after all, that’s what this entire article is about), let’s finish off with Twitter mocking the World Cup draw event itself, which included about 30 minutes of buildup before the actual teams were selected.
Draw the bloody teams. No one wants to see a bunch of fools dancing #WorldCupDraw— Willis (@one_willis) December 1, 2017
Why am I seeing farmers dancing right now, if I wanted to see farmers dancing, I'd watch Neymar highlights against any Ligue 1 team #WorldCupDraw— Not Sergio Ramos (@Lewangolski_) December 1, 2017
— Adam (@AdShaz) December 1, 2017
— Darrell Williams (@DarrellEW) December 1, 2017
— Oettli (@SaschaOettli) December 1, 2017