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.

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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.

vine.co

It looks like a MASSIVE LOCUST.

Nobody can stop Rodriguez from scoring, not even giant Brazilian insects.

ESPN FC@ESPNFC

Nobody can stop Rodriguez from scoring, not even giant Brazilian insects.

10:51 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

How utterly strange.

Yes a large insect did jump onto James Rodriguez' arm as he scored that penalty #rteworldcup

RTÉ Soccer@RTEsoccer

Yes a large insect did jump onto James Rodriguez' arm as he scored that penalty #rteworldcup

10:53 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Is this normal in Brazil? It's terrifying.

Hahaha, look at the insect on James Rodriguez' arm! Crazy! #COL

El Niño Maravilla@afcantonito

Hahaha, look at the insect on James Rodriguez' arm! Crazy! #COL

10:58 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone on Twitter's pretty freaked out by it.

A giant insect landed on James RodrigueZ when he celebrated his goal! #COL

Arsenal@Goonerz1886

A giant insect landed on James RodrigueZ when he celebrated his goal! #COL

11:22 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Seen from another angle, it's still monstrous.

James Rodriguez: "Say hello to my little friend..." #grasshopper #rteworldcup

Ed Leahy@Ed_Leahy

James Rodriguez: "Say hello to my little friend..." #grasshopper #rteworldcup

11:03 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

(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.