The night Africa celebrated…thanks to the Dutch

Dutch players celebrate their victory over Uruguay in Cape Town. The only person happier than the Dutch was every African alive. (Picture:

The last time there was such anti-South American sentiment in Africa was when…um… Okay, so there’s never been such a high level of anti-South American sentiment in Africa. We’re a sensitive bunch of people, us Africans. An injury to one is an injury to all, and all that jazz. 

So when Uruguay cheated their way past Ghana (although Ghana should have scored the penalty after Suarez’s handball) in the World Cup quarter, Africa took it personally. The things that were said to and about Suarez and his team mates would have made Chuck Norris cry – and we all know that he NEVER cries. It didn’t matter who Uruguay were playing next, Africa would be behind their opposition. 

And, man, did Africa celebrate when Nedtherlands won 3-2 in the semi-final in Cape Town tonight (that’s Tuesday, July 6, for those who’re reading this a little late). It was as if Ghana themselves had won the match. It was lovely. 

To remix a song sung by the Australian fans on their way to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban for their match against Germany on June 13: “Holland boys, we are here / Shag your women, drink your beer / With a knick-knack paddy whack, give a dog a bone / Piss off Uruguay, piss off home.” 

Just say "no" to Uruguay


And so Africa celebrated, and all thanks to the Dutch. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll forgive Jan van Riebiek. But probably not. He was a doos – just not as big a doos as Suarez.


4 thoughts on “The night Africa celebrated…thanks to the Dutch

  1. You should be ashamed of yourself, and need some serious education on not just rules of the game, but what happened in that game before the hand incident, (which by the way was a normal reflex action) that can happen to anyone, not to mention the player paid the price being red carded. All this aside defacing a national flag is an act of ignorance and disrespect to an entire nation. Shame on you Sir, you discredit your nation and Uruguay both.

  2. This is a cruel and idiotic thing to do and is extremely disrespectful to all of Uruguay, how would you like it if we defaced your flag or talked bad about your country?
    You obviously know nothing about football or Uruguay for that matter and is in need to go back to school, because it is clear that you are ignorant and do not have a brain.
    What you have posted is racist and very cruel, Uruguay is a lovely place and is not fit for racist people like you.
    Uruguay did not cheat, so why don’t you should a closer look at what really happened at that football match and maybe you will see that there was not cheating on behalf of Uruguay.
    Uruguayans are not cheaters, never have, never will be.

  3. not only that but ghana were rewarded a free kick just before that incident …….. for TRIPPING OVER …… plus the offsides during the whole saga as well…..

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