After losing 2-1 to Carribean minnows Trinidad and Tobago, the USA has failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986. That’s 31 years of consistent and expected qualification thrown away after 90 minutes.
To make matters worse, the Panamanian goal that sent the national team crashing out of qualification wasn’t even a goal. The ball never crossed the line. To call it controversial would be an understatement.
Of course, fans were pissed. Frustrated, they took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the United States’ embarrassing exit while the rest of the world grabbed its popcorn and watched the memes and rants unfold. Find the best reactions below.
Some were plain heartbroken
Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl pulled no punches
Some felt for 19-year-old wonder kid Christian Pulisic, although we’re not sure that’s how it works
Others were just pissed
While some were able to see the humor in all of it
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