1. Back, a long time ago, before the Brazil-Germany World Cup semi-final even began, there was a saying: “God is Brazilian” people used to say to one another, innocently.
“Deus é Brasileiro.”
2. Well, after today’s 7-1 blowout loss to Germany, that faith was lost as the statue of Christ the Redeemer turned into an emblem of Brazil’s collective misery…
4. Eventually taking off, presumably to a whole new land.
5. Although some believe he was cut down by Hermannsdenkmal (Herman the German).