The Russian Olympic hockey team lost to Finland on Wednesday, meaning that the host country has been eliminated from its most prominent event. But you know who didn’t lose: American Twitter.
By the look of social media you’d think we were still in the Cold War. Americans flooded the Twitterverse with trolling posts of anti-Russian snark.
If you feel like laughing at somebody’s shortcoming, or want a little more American patriotism in your life, here are the best fan reactions from Twitter.
— Vladimir Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) February 19, 2014
No medal for you! FOUR YEARS! #Russia
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) February 19, 2014
BREAKING: The roof did not cave in, lights remain on, doorknobs are intact. Nothing’s different, except that Russia’s hockey team is done.
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) February 19, 2014
In Soviet Russia… Finland beat YOU. pic.twitter.com/de4wgrXvaA
— Washington Lowercase (@DCLowercase) February 19, 2014
— Ryan Lennerton (@CoachLennerton) February 19, 2014
— Rich Herrera (@RBIrich) February 19, 2014
It’s nice to start the day seeing Russia can no longer play hockey at the Olympics. I feel like watching Rocky IV or something.
— Lindsay (@TheDailySampler) February 19, 2014
Toodaloo Russia https://t.co/KJAfoPhr4W
— Joe Marshall (@TheJoeMarshall) February 19, 2014
Bummed that Russia has been eliminated from hockey medaling. Hating Canada is like trying to hate your favorite cousin.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) February 19, 2014
#dookfans cheered for Russia in Olympic hockey.
— UNC Humor (@UNCMemes) February 19, 2014
We now go live to Russia… pic.twitter.com/3LKuZl4SSZ
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagi) February 19, 2014