Is soccer too sensitive?

2014-06-30 14:55
Cape Town - Is soccer becoming too sensitive? A quick investigation seems to hint that there is little space for humour in the beautiful game.

There have been a few incidents during the 2014 SWC that have sparked outrage amongst fan and we'r not talking about Luis Suarez or even Arjen Robben.

The latest incident occurred after the Netherlands came from behind to sensationally defeat Mexico in their Round of 16 match.

Shortly afterwards, the Dutch national airline KLM sent out, what was intended to be humourous, a tweet aimed at the newly eliminated Mexico national team.

A public relations nightmare for the Dutch airline ensued.This tweet sparked fury almost instantly and was soon deleted. The grovelling apologies followed thereafter.

Feeling the need to defend their national team, Aero Mexico responded with a tweet backing the team and welcoming them home as heroes. How sweet.

Brazil daily newspaper, Meia Hora, poked fun at the Chileans after Brazil scraped through their Round of 16 match.

They listed the departure times out of Brazil. 

This headline was also met with anger from the Chileans who failed to see the funny side of this joke.

It is seems that humour is quickly leaving the beautiful game as almost every topic is becoming "off sides".

Is soccer too sensitive?
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