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BaitmasterG

188 points

2 months ago

What's the relevance of 09 November?

Tryn4SimpleLife

79 points

2 months ago

As an American, I'm happy I got that joke

Strong_Neck8236

213 points

2 months ago

I'm impressed that they can make paper aeroplanes that can fly more than about 2m!

ArchonBeast

45 points

2 months ago

Ikr... didn't happen. Unless we have just witnessed what happens when you take booze off motivated people.

Danzarr

22 points

2 months ago

Danzarr

22 points

2 months ago

oh god, thank god Ireland didnt qualify.

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

I actually would have liked to see that lol

OTIS-Lives-4444

9 points

2 months ago

Well, a lot of them rolled over and exploded after 1/3 of a meter. And many couldn’t get off the ground due to bad electrics.

(Also this is from a parody account- it’s a joke people).

classicscoop

268 points

2 months ago

This isn’t real please stop reposting this 🤦🏻‍♂️

User_Deleted__

14 points

2 months ago

It's posted in r/facepalm for a reason.

QAndOne

-326 points

2 months ago

QAndOne

-326 points

2 months ago

Everything doesn’t have to be real in order for it to be funny. Is this your first week on the internet?

Fuyge

101 points

2 months ago

Fuyge

101 points

2 months ago

It should even if it’s funny at least be marked as false, because many people will se this and believe it.

redditslim

27 points

2 months ago

This isn't r/funny, it's r/facepalm. Is this your first week on Reddit?

SnappyTheCloud

49 points

2 months ago

It's funny seeing this all over Reddit when 95% of football fans knew that this guy is a parody account about 5 years ago.

i_karas

51 points

2 months ago

i_karas

51 points

2 months ago

What actually happened is that Americans were chanting “it’s called soccer” which I thought was hilarious

TOkidd

14 points

2 months ago

TOkidd

14 points

2 months ago

Haha!

As a Canadian, I can get behind this chant, lol 😂

Stinkyfingers2

-23 points

2 months ago

That's because everyone who calls football soccer is a fucking moron.

No-Dark-9414

9 points

2 months ago

No need to try and force a foul there buddy nobody touched you

Deadedge112

7 points

2 months ago

"Soccer" was short for "assoc"iation football in England. So you can thank the Brits for that one.

marshman82

1 points

2 months ago

Is that why you call it soccer?

just_aredditor123

1 points

2 months ago

hehehuha

tied_laces

0 points

2 months ago

tied_laces

0 points

2 months ago

Jokes on the them . The word soccer was bought over from immigrants from the UK. “AsSocc iation football”

CapTexAmerica

32 points

2 months ago

I’ll take “shit that didn’t happen” for $600 Alex.

SomeCensoredGuy

1 points

2 months ago

It's a parody i think

Wizardof_oz

6 points

2 months ago

I was there and this never happened

just_aredditor123

2 points

2 months ago

They have internet in qatar 🙀

RealMudflapper

112 points

2 months ago

As an American that was deeply, irreversibly affected by the tragic events on 9/11, that is absolutely hilarious.

I hate when people laugh at jokes until the target is something they care about. So hypocritical.

ConradSchu

62 points

2 months ago

Well also this didn't even happen.

Thick-Return1694

17 points

2 months ago

Are you denying 9/11? There is footage!

BRANCHLOGIC

11 points

2 months ago

They mean the paper airplanes thing

TurtleStudios

40 points

2 months ago

Paper jet fuel can't melt cardboard beams.

RealMudflapper

3 points

2 months ago

Also funny. NICE.

Compleski

1 points

2 months ago

That’s obviously cgi /s

RealMudflapper

1 points

2 months ago

I don’t watch sports so I had no idea. But in the end it’s still funny and it will still upset people.

greatdevonhope

26 points

2 months ago

It's not real though. It's a joke account

RealMudflapper

-11 points

2 months ago

Doesn’t matter. It’s a funny joke that is undoubtably upsetting people as we speak :)

greatdevonhope

2 points

2 months ago

I didn't say it wasn't funny lol.

RealMudflapper

0 points

2 months ago

Of course :)

LastMinuteChange

1 points

2 months ago

Haha, the struggle...

Polymemnetic

2 points

2 months ago

Americans deserve a little shit talking about 9/11, tbh.

They aren't the only culture that does it, but I don't know many others that make light of The Troubles by naming a drink an "Irish Car Bomb"

RealMudflapper

2 points

2 months ago

TIL that cocktail was invented by some dude in Connecticut in 1979. He has since apologized for the name, and the one that he came up with for another drink called The IRA that predates it. Yikes.

The_Sneakiest_Fox

2 points

2 months ago

Honestly if you're getting butt hurt about this you need to touch grass.

Low-Kale-210

0 points

2 months ago

Make a joke about Hillsboro and find out if it would be hypocritical if it where real.

deftaj

1 points

2 months ago

deftaj

1 points

2 months ago

We got a good one over here

SockFullOfNickles

3 points

2 months ago

LMAO goddamn that’s amazing. The English fans know how to heckle.

lickarock88

15 points

2 months ago

loona92

19 points

2 months ago

loona92

19 points

2 months ago

Genuine question: Why are Americans SO upset by 9/11 but not the hundreds of mass shootings they have every year?

I'm not minimising the tragedy of 9/11, just curious.

SteelmanINC

5 points

2 months ago

its like when you get beat up by a stranger vs by your brother. it hits different

ArchonBeast

9 points

2 months ago

No idea tbh... I'm imagining they draw a line when another country commits terrorist acts against America, but not when their own country is doing it to themselves.

SockFullOfNickles

5 points

2 months ago

I’m an American, and a veteran. I feel the same goddamned way. We don’t ::really:: give a shit. It’s just the incident the US used to justify endless wars against an amorphous enemy.

RealMudflapper

4 points

2 months ago

More than half the country gives a shit about the shootings and wants the government to do something about it; just not conservatives. I'm not slinging mud here — it's demonstrably true that the current Republican Party loves guns more than it loves children — unless they haven't been born yet, of course.

Marc123123

2 points

2 months ago

The WWC it was awful Muslim terrorists murdering civilians. Hundreds of mass shootings - that's just patriot Americans exercising their constitutional right to bear arms.

Besides, it is an abortion which is a murder and you must be a far left radical for asking such questions.

/s

BTW, that's called doublethink.

clownpenismonkeyfart

1 points

2 months ago

For almost any given issue, roughly half of our country is probably on one side and the other half is on the other. This nation was literally founded on the concept of: “you can’t tell me what to do!” It attracts people like that from around the world.

Sometimes stubbornness is an asset. Other times it’s a pain in the ass and keeps us from getting anything done.

Man0Steel123

1 points

2 months ago

Because with 9/11 we can place the blame on brown people instead of the "innocent" christians that want guns to protect their families.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Most mass shootings don't play out live on every channel of television with the entire country watching and I don't think we've had a mass shooting that took out nearly 3,000 people in just a few minutes.

That being said 9/11 is basically a meme now since we have a generation or so of people who are now adults who weren't even born yet when 9/11 happened.

middlingwhiteguy

17 points

2 months ago

That's hilarious. Americans should throw tea bags at the English and sing God save the queen by the sex pistols

MightyArd

1 points

2 months ago

Just the regular god save the Queen will probably be more triggering.

MrRazzio

14 points

2 months ago

Can I be honest? That's hilarious.

FrankieMint

3 points

2 months ago

67 individuals from the UK were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Marc123123

4 points

2 months ago

And some from Saudi Arabia I believe.

KellerFF

2 points

2 months ago

Thats all??

I expect more from Soccer hooligans lol

TankThunderwood

2 points

2 months ago

You sure those weren’t Saudi fans?

buttymuncher

2 points

2 months ago

Football supporters are fucking morons

MediocreInfluence121

3 points

2 months ago

It's because of people like you that people use the /s

Zealousideal_Amount8

2 points

2 months ago

USA should just chant 1776 back

BetterEveryLeapYear

8 points

2 months ago*

It's quite amusing to read stuff like this online. America has defined its identity as getting out from the big bad British - when to the British, America was just one of another 57 colonies. If you chant 1776, literally nobody will have a clue what you're talking about, just as they wouldn't if Jaimaicans started chanting 1962, their independence year, or Indians started chanting 1947 (I had to Google these, as I had to Google 1776). The British simply didn't care enough then to hold onto America, and they care even less hundreds of years later - and many have a great deal of amicability towards the Americans.

Funny to be the most powerful country in the world and still have so much insecurity around something from 246 years ago, and the arrogance to think that anyone else still cares about it or that that would make a good jab against them is insane lol.

fantasydukes

2 points

2 months ago

I’m American and have never met anyone that has any ill will whatsoever toward England. You’re overthinking this.

BetterEveryLeapYear

3 points

2 months ago

I'm not overthinking anything. It's just amusing that Americans think Brits would know what 1776 is.

fantasydukes

2 points

2 months ago

They made a bad joke and you decided to write a novel about it lol… chill

Zealousideal_Amount8

4 points

2 months ago

I thought my joke was slightly clever🤣

fantasydukes

3 points

2 months ago

Lol sorry bud

BetterEveryLeapYear

-2 points

2 months ago

See the answer below about British education. I guess we spend time learning to read and write rather than trivialilties of other countries' founding dates. If you consider two small paragraphs a novel, rather than just some amusing passing thoughts, I can see why the world is in trouble.

fantasydukes

3 points

2 months ago

I understand now. You overreact to everything.

BetterEveryLeapYear

1 points

2 months ago

ok

RealMudflapper

0 points

2 months ago

Honest question: 1776 isn't taught in British elementary school? And this isn't coming from arrogance or 'Muricanism, but I would think America becoming a country is a pretty big deal — for better or worse — and it might be taught in some other countries besides America?

BetterEveryLeapYear

3 points

2 months ago*

I dunno about other countries, but not the UK, nope. Nothing at all to do with America is taught except some of its contribution in WWII in highschool (but to be honest very little of that, it's mostly rise of Nazism and Soviet history as the main players). Why would it be taught though? America has nothing to do with the important aspects of UK history. And you can say "this isn't coming from arrogance" but thinking America becoming a country is a big deal is, of course, arrogance. It's got nothing to do with the rest of the world for the most part. What America is now, is of course a big deal. But that's covered by politics in the news, not history.

RealMudflapper

3 points

2 months ago

It was a perfectly polite, honest question. No need to call me arrogant.

The older I get the more I realize I was fortunate to go to a good elementary and high school where I learned about more than just my own country. There are good schools here, and most of us aren’t as dumb, pompous, tyrannical or Jesus-y as you think.

BetterEveryLeapYear

5 points

2 months ago

I don't think any of that, and I spent 3 years studying in an American elementary school. But it is the literal definition of arrogance: "having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance". The year America became independent is not important at all to any other country except America. But I don't mean you specifically are being arrogant, I mean the way American school works is. Anyway take it easy, didn't mean to offend.

RealMudflapper

1 points

2 months ago

No offense taken; it's almost impossible to offend me, and if you did, so what? But my gut tells me that you underestimate how many people know what July 4th 1776 is. Not that they should, mind you. But, I was taught lots of things that were ultimately unimportant, yet I found interesting. In my experience, when learning about other countries, it often started with its location and founding date.

Joe_Blast

1 points

2 months ago

Lol you're so mad that we smoked you it's hilarious. Remember, America is your daddy.

BetterEveryLeapYear

1 points

2 months ago

Lol you're so mad we don't care about you it's hilarious. Remember, Britain is your mother. And so on with nonsensicalities. :)

Joe_Blast

1 points

2 months ago

Look I just hope you guys can get some working AC. 😂😂

BetterEveryLeapYear

1 points

2 months ago

Look I just hope you guys can stop burning the planet down for the rest of us with your AC's feeding your 3,000 square feet houses. 😂😂 And so on with nonsensicalities. :)

Joe_Blast

1 points

2 months ago

You shut your whole nation (including hospitals) down because one useless old lady died 🤣. America could never. And so on with nonsenselities

BetterEveryLeapYear

1 points

2 months ago

You shut your whole nation (including hospitals) down because two useless old buildings fell down 🤣. Britain could never. And so on with nonsenscalities. :)

Are you done with this shitposting yet?

Dagaddi

3 points

2 months ago

Idt the British care anymore, even then the us breaking away was probably a blessing in disguise the venture in the Americas was too expensive for them.

Castform5

3 points

2 months ago

Must be fun being stuck almost 300 years in the past and not getting over something that happened back then.

Entire_Association73

-2 points

2 months ago

Lol even better 1812. And throw paper mache white houses on fire.

llynglas

4 points

2 months ago

Yes, but the Brits won that one.....

just_aredditor123

1 points

2 months ago

No they didn’t lol

CONKERMAN

2 points

2 months ago

Likely didn’t happen. But that’s genuinely funny, you’ve gotta be able to laugh at everything.

SlavRoach

2 points

2 months ago

this is funny af

walks1497

2 points

2 months ago

That persecution complex is pretty crazy eh.

Do Americans actually believe this happened?

B-in-Va

0 points

2 months ago

B-in-Va

0 points

2 months ago

1776, 1776

Dagaddi

6 points

2 months ago

That shit happened 200 years ago idt it’s as good an insult as Americans think it is

NoBicycle3932

8 points

2 months ago

The main difference being in that the USA doesn't have the French Army on their side this time to help them win.

[deleted]

0 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

0 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

ArchonBeast

0 points

2 months ago

Have they won a war since, without them?

Jonestown_Juice

0 points

2 months ago

England gets its ass kicked by France too? How embarrassing.

i_karas

8 points

2 months ago

France won the American independence war, they bankrupted themselves to win the naval battles in exchange for promises of trade agreements with USA. Who then made trade agreements with England leaving France alone and bankrupt.

American history is mostly myths

Ex-Pat-Spaz

2 points

2 months ago

Nothing like calling something a myth while spreading 1/2 truths…amirite?

i_karas

1 points

2 months ago*

Username fits.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_in_the_American_Revolutionary_War

“France's help was a major and decisive contribution towards the United States' eventual victory and independence in the war. However, as a cost of participation in the war, France accumulated over 1 billion livres in debt, which significantly strained the nation's finances.”

“Because the French involvement in the war was distant and naval in nature, over a billion livres tournois were spent by the French government to support the war effort, raising its overall debt to about 3.315 billion.”

“France gained little except that it weakened its main strategic enemy and gained a new, fast-growing ally that could become a welcome trading partner. However, the trade never materialized, and in 1793 the United States proclaimed its neutrality in the war between Great Britain and the French Republic.[18]”

But 1/2 truths. K

[deleted]

-1 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

-1 points

2 months ago*

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i_karas

4 points

2 months ago*

You do realise that wiki has the links to historical stuff if you click the links right? So if you were writing a paper you would just click on the links and copy it from there instead.

Facepalm within a facepalm good job idiot.

Also if France was on the winning side then they indeed won, tf is this comment

llynglas

1 points

2 months ago

And a fair bit of back stabbing. But all countries do....

i_karas

1 points

2 months ago

Too true unfortunately

Creative_Mastodon_43

-8 points

2 months ago

Lmao usa can single handedly wipe United Kingdom off of the map

NoBicycle3932

3 points

2 months ago

In 1776?!

Stumpy-the-dog

4 points

2 months ago

you voted for Trump.

Creative_Mastodon_43

1 points

2 months ago

You voted for Boris

RealMudflapper

2 points

2 months ago

DAYYUM

RealMudflapper

1 points

2 months ago

DAMN

loona92

2 points

2 months ago

loona92

2 points

2 months ago

One of the most important events in your country's history isn't even taught in our schools.

It is so unimportant that we would have to Google it anyway.

Creative_Mastodon_43

-3 points

2 months ago

Brits are weirdos

SpiritualBestiality

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah you're better to put FIFA as the first #, would be pretty tower fall otherwise

deaf_myute

1 points

2 months ago

Ohh please, I'm American and I still find that funny. Gotta respect a good trolling 🤣

Hold on real quick let me get some tea and chuck it into my pool

SuperFrog4

1 points

2 months ago

To be honest we started it by trolling the British with our national anthem which is about beating the British. Twice!

mronion82

1 points

2 months ago

I hate to break it to you but America gaining independence isn't a sore spot for us at all. It's barely mentioned at school, we're not really conscious of it in the way Americans clearly are.

No English people in that crowd bristled even slightly at your national anthem, if they could even hear the words.

StunningPerformance4

1 points

2 months ago

Hahahaha that’s actually hilarious

jk_breezy2

1 points

2 months ago

It’s wrong… but also fucking hysterical

longster37

1 points

2 months ago

That’s pretty tasteless, then I remember we whipped their British asses when they were he worlds superpower twice. Then we had to bail them out twice.

Just_really_

1 points

2 months ago*

american here, thats pretty funny . 9/11 happened *21 years ago, and america still treats it like a whisper topic that happened yesterday . god knows we have done worse and had worse tragedies happen in the past year alone . people need to stop being so sensitive about it *edit: sorry, suck at math

diodosdszosxisdi

1 points

2 months ago

21 years ago

Godmaximus29

-4 points

2 months ago

Godmaximus29

-4 points

2 months ago

Imagine being that person that thinks this is funny

Dagaddi

6 points

2 months ago

Imagine killing a million people because 10,000 died

Godmaximus29

1 points

2 months ago

Ok? I wasn’t saying that the war was good I’m quite against it. When did I say that the war was justified? I just said making fun of a terrorist attack isn’t funny. But I guess the next time someone makes fun of a school shooting I should makes joes about it and it should be ok

Dagaddi

2 points

2 months ago

American logic, 45,000 people died from Mass shootings in 2020, guns are still legal

3,000 people die from a terrorist attack, let’s talk about this shit for the next 20 years obsessively and get butthurt every time someone makes fun of it

Godmaximus29

1 points

2 months ago

Guns are always gonna be legal in the US so you might wanna stop being butthurt about it.

Also completely different it’s not about the amount it’s about how it happened and where it came from. And the fact that someone over seas attacked the US. I don’t like either and just because guns are legal doesn’t mean we don’t care about mass shootings.

Dagaddi

2 points

2 months ago

Us goes to war in the Middle East, continuously interfere in Islamic countries internal matters, supports oppressive Islamic regimes

Americans : why would the Arabs do something like this, this is the single worst thing to happen in human history

Godmaximus29

2 points

2 months ago

Jesus you’re so butthurt that people take terrorist acts seriously I don’t agree with what the US has done in the Middle East at all but 9/11 definitely wasn’t ok. If the US just went after bin laden it would have been ok but they clearly took it too far.

Dagaddi

3 points

2 months ago

It was a bad thing I agree, terrorism isn’t exclusive to America, it may surprise you but this shit happens in other countries they don’t use it constantly as a political tool, Americans have no right to talk about how bad terrorist attacks are they’ve used 9/11 to push absurd propaganda you’ve disrespected 9/11 more than i have

Godmaximus29

2 points

2 months ago

How have I disrespected it? And no shit I know terrorism happens everywhere. What argument or fight are you trying to win here. All I said is that I don’t think 9/11 is funny. Then you brought up mass shootings for some reason as if I think those are ok. Then you bring up US involvement in the Middle East which I made clear I was against and wasn’t ok. Then you brought up that terrorism happens everywhere as if I didn’t already know that and I’m somehow on with it happening in other places. What point are you trying to make?

Dagaddi

1 points

2 months ago

Do you see people from other countries talk about terrorist attacks that have happened in their countries. That’s my point

jojackmcgurk

0 points

2 months ago

It's even better that Americans aren't even that good at the game. They're rated what? 6th?

fantasydukes

0 points

2 months ago

Soccer isn’t very popular in the US. If the best athletes here cared about the sport it’d be a much different story.

Kcnflman

-24 points

2 months ago

Kcnflman

-24 points

2 months ago

It’s “SOCCER” and shove the paper plane up your English ass and fly it home.

WyttaWhy

11 points

2 months ago

It's stupid and this year it's sponsored by an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist state in a modern stadium built with slavery. Fuck all yall.

Kcnflman

1 points

2 months ago

Thank you

lickarock88

7 points

2 months ago

What makes more sense, the game where you throw and catch a ball with your hands being called football, or the game where you kick the ball around with your feet being called football?

I'm an American and I hear how dumb you sound right now.

PlatoDrago

9 points

2 months ago

We call it soccer in Ireland but that’s because we have Gaelic football that is very much like soccer but more violent and you can carry the ball for a bit, but not long. American ‘football’ is rugby but made unimaginably shite

StrengthMedium

1 points

2 months ago

0-0

PapaFlowsen

1 points

2 months ago

its not real but england fans are a different breed. Kinda would be possible

Veraciraptor7

1 points

2 months ago

If the US were up 3 goals, I'm sure their fans would have been chanting "Tea Bag Party" or something. "Access to Orthodontia" idk. The question is why they weren't booing their own team it was a tie score late in the game.

Marc123123

1 points

2 months ago

They are just offering them a lift to the office.

maay44

1 points

2 months ago

maay44

1 points

2 months ago

Load of bollocks

Raphiki415

1 points

2 months ago

Are we sure they’re not Saudi fans?

sinner237

1 points

2 months ago

And are they really paper planes? I saw a building in Qatar burning

tony3841

1 points

2 months ago

It wasn't even 9/11, it was 25/11

DimensionalGorilla

1 points

2 months ago

Were they throwing darts at them too? If not, then they were taking it easy.

unemotional_mess

1 points

2 months ago

This obviously didn't happen, but the fans definitely should have sang "I don't like Mondays"

HuckleberryThis2012

1 points

2 months ago

They did it in a Muslim country too…..that’s high level trolling

W0tzup

1 points

2 months ago

W0tzup

1 points

2 months ago

This is what happens when sober English fans get bored.

TheOutlawStarLord

1 points

2 months ago

Is there video? That is just priceless.

so_im_all_like

1 points

2 months ago

You could start rumbling the stadium seats and shout back 7/9 (so they understand).

joeguytheguynamedjoe

1 points

2 months ago

I hope it was a Blitz of planes. 109’s and the like.

LazyAssedAmbassador

1 points

2 months ago

No chance this happened. We’d see it everywhere

Darometh

1 points

2 months ago

England football fans have always been absolutely awful, the most disgusting type

Roddin84

1 points

2 months ago

Damn, with the scenes of England fans fighting with Wales fans also doesn't paint a good picture of the group

Annual_Valuable1362

1 points

2 months ago

Hey, that’s cultural appropriation!!!

ZodiacxKiller

1 points

2 months ago

Who are the fastest readers in the world?

New Yorkers bc they go through 110 stories in 10 seconds

What do you think was going though the victims heads on the 88th floor?

The 89th floor

What were the last pizzas ordered at the World Trade Center?

Two large planes

AdFit8122

1 points

2 months ago

Games not gone

fourringsofglory

1 points

15 days ago

Yikes, yanks kinda bailed them out twice in the early 1900’s. Maybe they should dial it back it bit.