Soccer Schadenfreude

Sporting events get spoofed as fans crave enhanced levels of interaction

Implications - While sporting events like the World Cup are shrouded in tradition, fans are taking the serious nature as an opportunity for parody as they poke fun at the ceremonies and participants. This shift towards humor with regard to sports and events helps to humanize participants and make them more approachable for fans; a coveted characteristic for consumers.
SCORE: 5.6
Warm Top 5 Examples: 39,845 Total Clicks Jun 14 - Aug 14
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Two-Faced Soccer Fans - Heartbreaking Images of Brazil Fans Before And After Their World Cup Loss
SCORE: 7.1
Viral 10,175 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 14
Two-Faced Soccer Fans
Heartbreaking Images of Brazil Fans Before And After Their World Cup Loss
Leave it to Buzzfeed to create a post titled ‘Heartbreaking pictures of Brazil Fans Before And After Their World Cup Loss.’ Yet the series is not so far-fetched considering the backing... [More]
Devastated Soccer Fan Blogs - Tumblr Site Sad Brazilians Celebrates the Fervor of the World Cup
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 25,815 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 14
Devastated Soccer Fan Blogs
Tumblr Site Sad Brazilians Celebrates the Fervor of the World Cup
The Sad Brazilians Tumblr site is a compilation of devastated expressions from local fans who were utterly disappointed when Brazil didn’t make it into the finals. Germany spared no expense at... [More]
Overweight Soccer Players Makeovers - This World Cup Players Illustration Series is Comical & Cheeky
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 2,824 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 14
Overweight Soccer Players Makeovers
This World Cup Players Illustration Series is Comical & Cheeky
With World Cup tensions running high because of the fickle nature of this year’s surprising games, comic relief is very much needed and it comes in the form of a World Cup players illustration... [More]
World Cup Biting Spoofs - This Parody Mixes the World Cup Luis Suarez Bite with Charlie Bit Me
SCORE: 4.8
Mild 619 Clicks Pub: Jun 26, 14
World Cup Biting Spoofs
This Parody Mixes the World Cup Luis Suarez Bite with Charlie Bit Me
The World Cup Luis Su├írez bite was a big deal that occurred during the 2014 Brazil World Cup match between Uruguay and Italy and like all things that make headlines, it doesn’t take long... [More]
Fake Falling Footballer Montages - This Video Makes Fun of Soccer Players Falling in the World Cup
SCORE: 4
Untested 412 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 14
Fake Falling Footballer Montages
This Video Makes Fun of Soccer Players Falling in the World Cup
Now that the World Cup is over and people continue to celebrate a European team’s win on South American soil, this video of people imitating soccer players falling will keep the soccer spirit... [More]