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(Washington Post)   Argentina soccer fans channeling their inner Vancouver   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 49
    More: Stupid, Argentina's World Cup, rubber bullets, vandals, riot police  
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2014-07-14 01:41:28 AM  
Just be thankful they didn't channel their inner Brazilian & decapitate the ref.

Soccer is proof that everything is palpable if you wrap it in a flag. Otherwise, it's as pathetic and boring as a grass growing exhibition hosted by George Will.

/Although, the German guy wearing the Crimson Mask made it briefly watchable.
 
2014-07-14 02:31:02 AM  
Argentinos are the Texans of South America. Never cared for them.
 
2014-07-14 03:44:57 AM  
Sports fans, the classiest of folk.

/how long will Brazil be paying for hosting?
//and they pay for their trannies?
///Ar
 
2014-07-14 03:45:55 AM  
As I was saying..many Argentians are fairly hot...Nazis weren't all bad.
 
2014-07-14 04:10:04 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Argentinos are the Texans of South America. Never cared for them.


Based on flags I thought Chileans were the Texans of South America.

/actually interested in how Argentinians are like Texans
//Mexicans are the most like Texans in the Americas
 
2014-07-14 04:11:16 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Argentinos are the Texans of South America. Never cared for them.


I always heard it, along with Uruguay, were supposed to be the most progressive and best countries in S. America?
 
2014-07-14 04:16:17 AM  
Argentina's mortgaged up to the hilt to New York City hedge funds.  Their president probably bet half the country's GDP with a London bookie in a desperate attempt to make the next payment.
 
2014-07-14 04:29:43 AM  
It's not called soccer anywhere but the U.S. Everywhere else it's called "Royale with cheese" because they have the Dewey Decimal System.
 
2014-07-14 04:42:47 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Soccer is proof that everything is palpable if you wrap it in a flag. Otherwise, it's as pathetic and boring as a grass growing exhibition hosted by George Will.


And this differs from other sports how, exactly?

And FTA:

Police said more than a dozen officers were injured and many more were arrested.

Taking WaPo at face value, it's the 5-0 that were the issue.
 
2014-07-14 04:44:56 AM  
Drama queens are dramatic..
 
2014-07-14 04:50:12 AM  
Sport-tards...

The classiest tards....
 
2014-07-14 05:22:08 AM  
Of course they are mad, they didnt get a happy endingimg.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 05:42:34 AM  
Latin American or Mediterranean country wins World Cup: Rioting and mass fornication in streets. El Presidente gets shot by mistress, wife, or both plus new El Presidente. El Presidente's former mistress new ones' wife, and vice-versa. All national business suspended for month.
Germany wins: Fans plan extended Brotzeit following afternoon with cake decorated to resemble soccer ball.
 
2014-07-14 06:22:23 AM  

cynicalbastard: Germany wins: Fans plan extended Brotzeit following afternoon with cake decorated to resemble soccer ball.


Germany loses: Less singing at the bierhause and biergarten with no Brotzeit the next day. Oh the horror!
 
2014-07-14 06:43:49 AM  

soseussme: It's not called soccer anywhere but the U.S. Everywhere else it's called "Royale with cheese" because they have the Dewey Decimal System.



Australia.

www.onerugby.com.au
Presumably "football" there refers to Australian rules football. Possibly Canada as well as they play gridiron as well.
 
2014-07-14 07:02:03 AM  
Football is a sport designed to entertain preschoolers and uneducated third worlders.  It is designed to pacify the simple minded while their socialist governments rape them repeatedly.
 
2014-07-14 07:02:42 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Football is a sport designed to entertain preschoolers and uneducated third worlders.  It is designed to pacify the simple minded while their socialist governments rape them repeatedly.


football as in soccer
 
2014-07-14 07:04:45 AM  

robohobo: As I was saying..many Argentians are fairly hot...Nazis weren't all bad.


There was a shot of a German fan that damn near took my breath away. Overall, the Argentines are hotter, though.
 
2014-07-14 07:12:39 AM  

kevinatilusa: Argentina's mortgaged up to the hilt to New York City hedge funds.  Their president probably bet half the country's GDP with a London bookie in a desperate attempt to make the next payment.


I do hope that gets to the US Supreme Court and they can get past the US corporate interests...

The current de facto principle of "no country can ever default ever even when it's bust coz Wall Street might lose out" isn't really a way of winning friends in the world.

/ you know who else didn't like paying reparations to other countries when his was broke?

// ps the Argentina government sucks.
 
2014-07-14 07:25:20 AM  
Never in my life will I comprehend how any sane person can get so worked up over a silly sports game that they feel compelled to resort to rioting and destruction... I mean, not even the players themselves, which would arguably be more understandable! But, just some random douchebag who watched them kick a farking ball around, and then gets so pissed off (or overjoyed, since the default move seems to be rioting whether happy about victory or angry about defeat!) that they must go out, smash some windows, burn some cars, and kill some people... Just to let off some steam! I just don't get it...
 
2014-07-14 07:37:06 AM  

opiumpoopy: kevinatilusa: Argentina's mortgaged up to the hilt to New York City hedge funds.  Their president probably bet half the country's GDP with a London bookie in a desperate attempt to make the next payment.

I do hope that gets to the US Supreme Court and they can get past the US corporate interests...


Yeah, that worked out well.
 
2014-07-14 07:43:08 AM  
To be fair, like Vancouver, they've never won the Stanley Cup either.
 
2014-07-14 07:46:23 AM  

RobSeace: Never in my life will I comprehend how any sane person can get so worked up over a silly sports game that they feel compelled to resort to rioting and destruction... I mean, not even the players themselves, which would arguably be more understandable! But, just some random douchebag who watched them kick a farking ball around, and then gets so pissed off (or overjoyed, since the default move seems to be rioting whether happy about victory or angry about defeat!) that they must go out, smash some windows, burn some cars, and kill some people... Just to let off some steam! I just don't get it...


They were going to riot anyway, this just provided a crowd, an excuse, and lots of booze.
 
2014-07-14 07:54:01 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 07:54:06 AM  
Can anyone remind me who it was that said, of soccer, that if he wanted to watch a  bunch of grown men so desperately try and fail to score for 2 hours, he'd rather go to the bar with his friends?  I read that somewhere and it's the best commentary on soccer I've run across.  I feel guilty not attributing it properly.
 
2014-07-14 07:56:36 AM  

ThisSideofSteinway: opiumpoopy: kevinatilusa: Argentina's mortgaged up to the hilt to New York City hedge funds.  Their president probably bet half the country's GDP with a London bookie in a desperate attempt to make the next payment.

I do hope that gets to the US Supreme Court and they can get past the US corporate interests...

Yeah, that worked out well.


Dammit. Forgot it had been and gone.

Just as well Argentina doesn't have any nazi history that might seem appealing right now.
 
2014-07-14 08:44:13 AM  

RobSeace: Never in my life will I comprehend how any sane person can get so worked up over a silly sports game that they feel compelled to resort to rioting and destruction... I mean, not even the players themselves, which would arguably be more understandable! But, just some random douchebag who watched them kick a farking ball around, and then gets so pissed off (or overjoyed, since the default move seems to be rioting whether happy about victory or angry about defeat!) that they must go out, smash some windows, burn some cars, and kill some people... Just to let off some steam! I just don't get it...


Or
Maybe there are people in the world that are just waiting for their own personal, valid, excuse to do what they want to do.
 
2014-07-14 08:45:23 AM  
"Police said more than a dozen officers were injured and many more were arrested."

Well, that's the first I've ever heard of the police being arrested during a riot.
 
2014-07-14 09:04:45 AM  

danfrank: [img.fark.net image 850x566]


If you look very closely, you'll see a police man in the foreground
 
2014-07-14 09:21:26 AM  
Why they always gotta mention Maradona? The dude has a good ball handling technique I suppose but whatever.
 
2014-07-14 09:47:27 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Nemo's Brother: Football is a sport designed to entertain preschoolers and uneducated third worlders.  It is designed to pacify the simple minded while their socialist governments rape them repeatedly.

football as in soccer


Thanks for clarifying that, Ann.
 
2014-07-14 10:05:14 AM  

RobSeace: Never in my life will I comprehend how any sane person can get so worked up over a silly sports game that they feel compelled to resort to rioting and destruction... I mean, not even the players themselves, which would arguably be more understandable! But, just some random douchebag who watched them kick a farking ball around, and then gets so pissed off (or overjoyed, since the default move seems to be rioting whether happy about victory or angry about defeat!) that they must go out, smash some windows, burn some cars, and kill some people... Just to let off some steam! I just don't get it...


This.  You lost.  Get over it.  How does that adversely affect your sad pathetic lives?  There is absolutely no excuse for that type of behavior, ever.
 
2014-07-14 10:16:48 AM  

RINO: "Police said more than a dozen officers were injured and many more were arrested."

Well, that's the first I've ever heard of the police being arrested during a riot.


finally, somebody else who read that 'article'.

I larfed heartily when I read that.
 
2014-07-14 10:18:31 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Football is a sport designed to entertain preschoolers and uneducated third worlders.  It is designed to pacify the simple minded while their socialist governments rape them repeatedly.


I know you meant soccer.  I found this to be one of the funniest things I've read on Fark in a long, long time.
 
2014-07-14 10:18:48 AM  
Why would they be upset, I thought many of them are originally from Germany in the first place?
 
2014-07-14 10:40:48 AM  
Who could have seen this coming? Who?  WHO?
 
2014-07-14 10:49:43 AM  
Well at least the only riot when they lose. US sports fans riot when they win championships :P


That, my dear friends, makes even less sense.
 
2014-07-14 10:52:13 AM  
I figured if you're stupid enough to love soccer that much this lunatic behavior is to be expected.
 
2014-07-14 10:57:27 AM  

marius2: Well at least the only riot when they lose. US sports fans riot when they win championships :P


That, my dear friends, makes even less sense.


And that my friends is why San Diego is the safest city in America. The only way the Chargers or Padres could make it to a championship is to buy tickets
 
2014-07-14 11:15:03 AM  

Alaskan Yoda: ecmoRandomNumbers: Argentinos are the Texans of South America. Never cared for them.

I always heard it, along with Uruguay, were supposed to be the most progressive and best countries in S. America?


From my Brazilian friend... Her and everyone she knew was cheering on Germany on Sunday... Along with friends in Paraguay and Chile...

The story I get is that Argentina is hated by all the other South American countries - basically an arrogance thing. 'the place is nice, the people suck'
 
2014-07-14 11:38:07 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Nemo's Brother: Football is a sport designed to entertain preschoolers and uneducated third worlders.  It is designed to pacify the simple minded while their socialist governments rape them repeatedly.

football as in soccer


whynotboth.jpg
 
2014-07-14 11:59:53 AM  
Soccer is a petty, dangerous superstition from a time in our distant past when it was 'okay' to play a game with a severed head - something which is still commemorated today. There was a time when the 'sport' served a useful social cohesive function, but as humanity has advanced and matured, and we're now bound by our mutual concern for the welfare of our fellow citizens rather than some ancient, bloody festival, this time can now be seen to be long past. Any more, this barbaric tradition is primarily used by the most vicious, unscrupulous members of our society as an excuse to enact their existing anti-social goals, from destruction of public and private property, to violence upon the innocent, to the fleecing of billions of dollars from national economies in the form of bribes and construction costs. Soccer is an archaic institution from a dissimilar time, and it's time for us to finally ban it once and for all, so that society can move ahead.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 02:23:41 PM  
You people are weird.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 03:00:41 PM  
You know what you never see? A chess riot!

"KASPAROV WAS ROBBED! LET'S BURN DOWN IBM!"
 
2014-07-14 06:03:53 PM  

Caeldan: Alaskan Yoda: ecmoRandomNumbers: Argentinos are the Texans of South America. Never cared for them.

I always heard it, along with Uruguay, were supposed to be the most progressive and best countries in S. America?

From my Brazilian friend... Her and everyone she knew was cheering on Germany on Sunday... Along with friends in Paraguay and Chile...

The story I get is that Argentina is hated by all the other South American countries - basically an arrogance thing. 'the place is nice, the people suck'


So it's San Fran/LA/NYC/Texas?
 
2014-07-14 06:33:44 PM  

Piizzadude: Of course they are mad, they didnt get a happy ending[img.fark.net image 599x389]


img.fark.net

/Thanks, Someothermonkey.
 
2014-07-14 06:46:30 PM  
Argentina!?! *spit*

/TG they lost!
 
2014-07-14 08:08:21 PM  
At least the Argentines acted like Vancouver and not like, say, Columbus, Ohio on the day of
the Ohio State-Michigan game.  (A riot whether the Buckeyes win- or, since it's against Michigan, win.)
 
2014-07-15 09:18:31 AM  

marius2: Well at least the only riot when they lose. US sports fans riot when they win championships :P


That, my dear friends, makes even less sense.


I think Canadian hockey fans would be upset you said they were from the US.
 
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