A Giant Insect Landed On James Rodriguez’s Arm When He Scored Against Brazil, And It Freaked Everyone Out

Most WTF moment of the World Cup so far.

1. The World Cup’s top scorer, Colombia’s James Rodriguez, scored a penalty against Brazil during his side’s quarter final defeat. Eagle-eyed viewers spotted something on his arm as he celebrated.

3. It landed on him before he took the penalty, and flew off shortly afterwards.

9. Though I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.


(Sadly Rodriguez’ penalty was too little too late. Brazil now proceeds to the semifinals after beating Colombia 2-1.)


A Brazlian commenter tells BuzzFeed she thinks the insect is not a locust but rather a type of cricket called an esperanza, otherwise known as a katydid.

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