‘Do you ever want to remember it happened?’ – Brazilian media reaction to World Cup thrashing
The reaction in the Brazilian media was a combination of disbelief and anger following their embarrassing World Cup exit at the hands of Germany.
Phil Scolari’s team were sent packing after their 7-1 reversal in Belo Horizonte in what was one of the worst results in the illustrious footballing nation’s history.
Scolari has asked for forgiveness from the general public, but the media have demonstrated little mercy in light of the World Cup humbling.
''Historic Disgrace'' read the massive headline on the website of the Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's most influential newspaper.
''Brazilian football was reduced to dust,'' said main sports columnist Juca Kfouri, adding that Brazil was now one of two nations to have hosted and lost the World Cup twice.
The front page of a local paper in Belo Horizonte highlighted a distraught fan with the caption 'Do you even want to remember what happened?'
The Folha website had a picture of Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari signaling to a player with seven fingers aloft and reproduced a gallery of crying fans.
Blank front page in Belo paper bar the scorers, a broken man & caption 'Do you even want to remember what happened?' pic.twitter.com/RYCx8aSwiY— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) July 9, 2014
Brazil waking to find the nightmare really happened. Some front pages: 'Vergonha' means shame I think (google thinks) pic.twitter.com/CarzSZitn5— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) July 9, 2014
The Globoesporte website, part of the Globo media empire, called the result the 'Disgrace of Disgraces', in an ironic reference to President Dilma Rousseff's repeated claims - and tweets - that this would be the World Cup of all World Cups.
The Hoje newspaper printed a cover page all-black in colour, with five of six stars coloured in yellow to highlight their World Cup successes, accompanied by the word ‘Vergonha’ which translates as ‘shame’.