WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – During the 7-1 loss in the World Cup semifinals against Germany, Brazil soccer fans became so outraged with the score that they began chanting “Ei, Dilma, vai tomar no cu,” which translates to: “Hey, Dilma, go f*** yourself in the a**!”
Brazilian fans are angry with President Dilma Rousseff, for allowing the government to spend more than $11 billion dollars to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Fans began chanting around the 40th minute of the match that became the worst defeat since Brazil’s 1950 World Cup loss to Uruguay.
Those protesting against Rousseff believe that the money invested to host the World Cup could have been put to better use by building up schools and hospitals or helping poor neighborhoods like Cidade de Deus.
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News America Now reported that police fired tear gas to break up hundreds of protesters outside Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium and that buses were set on fire. Stores were also looted in Sao Paulo.
Angry fans even set fire publicly burning the flag of Brazil in the streets.
“There are people who suffer so much here in Brazil,” Brazilian soccer player David Luiz stated during a post-game interview. “I only wanted to see my people smile, to see Brazilians happy because of soccer at least. We couldn’t do it. Everyone knows how important it was. We apologize to the Brazilian people worldwide and Brazil.”
The team’s soccer coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, also apologized for the team’s devastating performance during the semi-finals match and took full responsibility.
“Who is responsible when the team plays? Who is invited as the coach? Who is the coach? Who is responsible for capping the team? I am,” Scolari said during a press conference. “So the catastrophic result can be shared with the whole group, and my players will tell you that … but the choice, who decided the tactical line-up, the way to play, I did, so the results and the person responsible is me.”
Vice President Joe Biden briefly met with Rousseff last month in an attempt to help the two countries come together. Biden told reporters that the meeting had gone well at the time, but did not state any details.
Relations between Brazil and the U.S. soured after it came to light that Brazil was one of the targets for the National Security Agency’s spying program. Brazil is a hub for trans-Atlantic fiber optic cables that carry much of the globe’s communications.
Rousseff was enraged when reports were released stating that her personal communications was hacked by the NSA which included emails and calls with her top aides.