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Emotional captain David Luiz apologizes to the people of Brazil

Jul 8, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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Speaking just moments after Brazil’s embarrassing 7-1 defeat to Germany, Brazilian captain David Luiz was in tears.

Standing in the center of the pitch in Belo Horizonte it was as if Luiz, Brazil’s stand-in captain for the day in Thiago Silva’s absence, had just had his heart ripped out.

Paris Saint-Germain’s defender was lost for words.

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In between his sobs and trying to wipe away tears from his eyes the Brazilian skipper had the following message to send to the people of the host nation.

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Heart felt and full of raw emotion, Luiz sent his apologies to the Brazilian public.

“I am sorry for the Brazilian people,” Luiz said. “The team, we wanted to make them happy. We wanted to do this for the people who have suffered so much in Brazil. We wanted to make you happy in the World Cup but we couldn’t do it.”

Before this match many had tabbed Germany as the favorites to make the final but nobody expected the complete demolition job they carried out. Luiz and his fellow Brazilian defenders stood pedestrian as Germany’s attacker ran rings around them.

The naive defending from Brazil players played perfectly into Germany’s hands and no matter how many tears Luiz cries, it will take him and his teammates a long time to recover from such a damaging defeat.

An entire nation was behind Brazil as they made it to the semifinals. Then, whether it was the intense pressure, poor play or just that German were much better on the day, everything combined to conspire against the hosts.

Brazil have failed miraculously. The players know it.

  1. 4thquartermagic - Jul 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Even though he played terribly, good for him to apologize.

    Feel bad for the entire team and country who will carry this loss with them forever.

    Sad that a game can hold so much importance. But I understand it.

    • braxtonrob - Jul 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      They have a leading 5 WC titles to console themselves with. Nothing to do now but demand the government improve infrastructure or threaten revolution, (God knows they’re in the mood to do it!)

  2. medic0nduty - Jul 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Wonder what PSG must think of their purchase now when they see his defending on a few of those goals. Farcical.

  3. simonkulberg - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    I know all this public crying is apparently now normal. But I am starting to question the mental stability of the Brazilian players, and it`s getting a tad embarrassing to watch. You cry when your grandmother dies or your dog gets hit by a car. You may even cry if a girlfriend dumps you or you get fired. But to continuously cry over a football tournament is just weird, and makes people look very unprofessional.

  4. mikeevergreen - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I wouldn’t worry about Brazil, or Davis Luiz, or any other Brazilian player. They got lulled to sleep by the old sandbag. Ghana had tied the Germans, the US, Algeria, and France had held them to one goal margins. Nope, this was the old sandbag, the Germans could have if they had wanted to, crushed all of their opponents by multiple goals. They were just waiting for the right time and place.

    Netherlands and Argentina are playing for second place. A poor second at that.

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