UEFA Euro 2016: How Social Media Reacted to Russia’s Soccer Team Loss

Last night, the Russian soccer team lost the game, so they wont be competing in UEFA Euro Championship 2016. After their poor performance, players were criticized by the head of Russia’s soccer federation. Many soccer fans were simply outraged as well. Now, the Russian soccer team players are dubbed as “wooden people” (деревянные человечки) on the Internet, due to the lack of talent. Social media promptly responded with a series of memes.

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So-called Teamwork of the Russian team

So-called Teamwork of the Russian team

Russian soccer coach reaction to the game.

Apparently, prayers were not answered

Apparently, prayers were not answered

"Whatever"

“Whatever”

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Pro-Kremlin Russian TV journalist Vladimir Solovyov "And this shmaful event has to be observed by the whole country?" And reply: "And we still watch you every week"

Pro-Kremlin Russian TV journalist Vladimir Solovyov  “And this shameful event has to be observed by the whole country?”
And reply: “We watch you every week though”

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Russian soccer team playing forward

Soccer fan

Soccer fan

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines "Flying Home"

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
“Flying Home”

"Best Soccer Moments of Russia's Team"

“Best Moments of Russia’s Soccer Team”

Since the game took place in Toulouse, France, Russian newspaper came up with a creative title: “Touloosers”.

Touloosers

Touloosers

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