The best (and worst) viral reactions to Brazil's defeat

If you can't cry, you've got to laugh – and the internet was definitely laughing last night

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Hello darkness, my old friend

Sorry Luis Suarez, but you've officially been outclassed as the breakout viral star of the 2014 World Cup. Brazil's 7-1 drubbing at the hands of the German team last night meant tears on the streets of Belo Horizonte and heartbreak for Brazilians everywhere – but it also meant that the internet was churning away at full meme-generating speed by the time Germany scored its fifth goal (in fact, the Germany-Brazil match has become the most-discussed sports match on Twitter, with 35.6 million tweets sent during the game). After all, if you can't cry, you've got to laugh, right? 

SAD OLD BRAZILIAN MAN

You hold onto that papier-mâché trophy, sad old guy. You do that. 

WHAT JUST HAPPENED? 

Wow, I went for a 28-minute nap and woke up in a whole new world. 

IT'S OKAY, YOU GUYS! I GOT THIS!

Sadly, Neymar's fractured vertebra prevented him from playing. But it probably wouldn't have helped anyway. 

REASONS WHY THE GAME WENT SO BADLY

This looks legit. Brazil just has really uneven terrain, OK? 

IT WAS JUST TOO PAINFUL FOR SOME

Watching the actual video clip of this Simpsons scene is like watching the whole match all over again, except re-enacted by Krusty the Klown.

JESUS ISN'T STANDING FOR THIS...

Hundreds of Brazil fans left the stadium at half-time. It's not like Rio's state of Christ the Redeemer was going to stick around. 

... BUT ANGELA MERKEL DEFINITELY WOULD

This is the most amount of joy that Angela Merkel has showed, ever. 

SAD KID CRYING INTO HIS COKE

You can't pay for that level of brand engagement, Coca-Cola. 

NEW FLAGS WERE MOOTED

While some fans were burning the Brazilian flag, others were creating newer, more appropriate ones. 

BUT MAYBE THE WORLD CUP LOGO PREDICTED THIS ALL ALONG

Oh well, at least it wasn't as bad as the symbol for the London Olympics

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