In an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer becomes a referee and is constantly encouraged to accept bribes there is a Brazilian player called El Divo who goes down in the penalty area during the final. Homer does not award a penalty even though El Divo is carried of the field in on a stretcher and later buried. Eventually after not being awarded a penalty El Divo comes back to life and admits it was a dive.
Having successfully predicted Neymar ‘El Divo”s injury will The Simpsons get their other prediction right? That Germany beat Brazil 2-0.
The full episode is currently available here:
Meanwhile in Brazil, the Neymar and Fred comedy continues. In this photo, President Dilma laments that Neymar’s injury is going to adversely affect her re-election while Ronaldo complains that now they’ve spent all that money on the World Cup there is no hospital to take Neymar to:
In this one a Brazilian soap star says that if Brazil loses there will be no world cup cause they’re going to take the ball home:
This one says that Fred is the clever one for not spending any money and watching the game from the middle of the pitch:
In this one President Dilma is calling Colombia and complaining that it was Fred they were meant to injure, not Neymar.
There are also more sentimental messages, for example this one which says that the next game will not be played with Neymar, it will be played for Neymar:
Even Fuleco the mascot has been trying to help:
Just like ITV, Brazilian commentators have been under a bit of flack, especially from Belgian supporters:
And finally, the Brazilian team itself has voted the worst player of the tournament to be Hulk: