Germany 0 - Italy 2
Germany are out of the World Football Championship.
I had drafted a post for this moment which went something like this:
HAHAHAH HA HA HHAHAAAH AHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHHA HAH HAHAAAHA HAHAH AHAHA HAHAHAH HAHAHH AHAAAH AHAHAHA HAHA AHAHAHA HAHA HAHAH AHAHA HAHAH AH HAHAHH AHAAAH AHAHAHA HAHA AHAHAHA HAHA
HAHAHAH HAHA ... etc.
... and something similar for a few more paragraphs.
However, I don’t feel like that tonight at all. I love Germany and the German people (especially one of them, of course), and I think it’s a real pity they are out. It has truly been a delightful experience to see the roads regularly swarming with German flag waving fans, watching them, in a symbolic way, feel proud about being German, instead of living in the shadow of the WWII for a change. I’m told this is the first time Germans have ever been so bold with their flag waving, so something changed in the nation during this tournament, and it felt good.
Liebe deutsche Leser, mein Herzliches Beileid – nächstes mal, vielleicht (wenn England es nicht schaffen, natürlich).