Sunday 21 January 2018

USA World Cup win sparks Pearl Harbor row on Twitter

Tom Edwards

Some American fans have been comparing the USA's women's World Cup win over Japan to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, because that is what the internet has become now.

The USA became the only nation to win three Women's World Cups after a thrilling 5-2 win over the Japanese in Vancouver on Sunday night - and millions of fans went online to share their joy.

But not everyone wanted to share joy. Some wanted to remind as many people as possible of the Second World War as if it was somehow related in any way to a game of football.

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