So last night the Dutch Football team played their first match of the World Cup. Yes, this is another football post. The match was against Spain – who beat the Dutch in the final of the last world cup – so expectations weren’t high.
The Dutch won.
By 5 goals to just 1.
Before the match had even finished the jokes had started on twitter.
Which references the incredible goal Robin van Persie headed, to equalise the score. I don’t know much about football, but it looked amazing to me! You can see the relevant six seconds here;
The jokes kept coming, this is a tweet from a local police station; it reads “There are lots of Spanish visitors to the police station to submit a claim for a lost match”. The hashtag #Helaas, translates literally as “Alas” or “what a pity”, here it’s a little sarcastic.
My favourite joke relates to Sinterklaas, who lives in Spain and visits the Netherlands in December. Unfortunately I can’t find the original tweet now, but it went something like “I guess Sinterklaas won’t be visiting this year #worldcup”.
There was a lot of “orange-fever” around last night, and I’m guessing it will continue – the next game is next Wednesday against Australia who lost to Chile last night.