It seems the Netherlands got their overdue revenge for the 2010 World Cup final from Spain by beating them hollow with a 5-1 score in their first match of the tournament.
As expected, the Twitter world upped their humour quotient as Netherlands scored goal after goal. Robin Van Persie scored two goals which included a fantastic diving header.
While commentators labelled Persie 'The Flying Dutchman', Tweeple took it a notch up (literally) and made Persie fly around the world.
But before that, a quick recap of the real deal.
— Gagan Tripathi (@Gagan_Tripathi) June 14, 2014
And here's what the Twitter folk had to say.
Some made him fly around quite a bit. Even to the Seven Wonders of the World.
— Nadim Chakroun (@chak_92) June 14, 2014
He then displayed his skills to beat a champion at Wrestlemania.
As if the real world wasn't enough, tweetizens sent Van Persie into the popular mobile game 'Flappy Bird'.
"Red Bull gives you wings." Some people tried to unravel the mystery behind his flying.
On the other hand, Casillas learnt that one bad match is all it takes to become the butt of all jokes. Critics left no stones unturned.
when he was manager of Real Madrid and everybody said he was nuts
— Andrew Trotman (@TeleTrotman)
— Frowzy (@rutvikPandit)
While most ripped apart Casillas blaming him for the defeat, some users came up to his rescue too.
— #Spaniard ?????? (@beingsparrow) June 13, 2014
When the entire world is going abuzz, Indians can't be far behind.
The comment that did the most rounds was that Casillas had been compromised and that the match was fixed.
Spain fans in India: Bhai match fixed tha #ESPNED— Anshul Agrawal (@tura_anshul) June 14, 2014
Couldn't watch the match last night, but later came to know that Netherlands made a Bangladesh of Spain #ESPNED— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) June 14, 2014
— 0mar Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) June 14, 2014
An advisory warning for Casillas caught our eye. This is something that all players and teams should keep in mind henceforth.
Iker casillas. Dont log on twitter or fb for a month— Dhanya Rajendran (@dhanyarajendran) June 14, 2014