It was a case of the player named "Blind" leading the seemingly blind Brazil defenders in a chase for the ball in the third-place game at the 2014 World Cup. The Twitter comedians and resigned Brazil fans took notice.
With its World Cup campaign ending in ignominy after a historic 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semifinals, Brazil quickly fell behind the Netherlands early in the third-place game on Saturday at Nacional in Brasilia. After an early penalty surrendered by the Selecao produced another deficit, an unlikely goalscorer soon doubled the Dutch advantage: Daley Blind.
While Blind is far better sighted than his surname suggests, the 24-year-old midfielder had never previously scored an international goal for the Netherlands. His career milestone score pushed the Netherlands' lead to 2-0 in the 16th minute.
Given Brazil's struggles in its last two matches, the football followers on Twitter couldn't resist the jokes about a player named "Blind" finding the back of the net.
Brazil so bad even the Blind are scoring
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 12, 2014
Come on this guy's name is Blind and he still scored against Brazil.... Smh
— Mollz (@mollyzhu) July 12, 2014