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Posted on Jul 4, 2014

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.

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

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

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

WTF?

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

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

Fox

(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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