Twitter reactions to T&T beating the US in World Cup qualifier
With Trinidad and Tobago beating the United States and denying them a showing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Twitter was lit.
On one hand the Americans were expressing shock and outrage that their team would lose to T&T which many dubbed the worst team in Concacaf. On the other side of the divide were joyous Trinis, happy to see revenge exacted 28 years after the US denied their home team a spot in the World Cup Finals back in 1990.
Trini stars living and working in the US did not hide their pride.
You crazy?!! I showing up on everybody show! Just rolling up on Baseball Tonight, pulling up a chair, and talking T&T! Hahahahaha!!! https://t.co/dY7l1sPpWI— Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) October 11, 2017
Salty Americans could not believe their team lost to such a small country
United States population: 323.1 million. Trinidad and Tobago population: 1.3 million. And they just eliminated us from the World Cup.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) October 11, 2017
That blue speck? That’s Trinidad and Tobago. See that red stuff? That’s The United States. A freckle took us out. Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/FdW92H1A7n— Cincy Soccer (@cincy_soccer) October 11, 2017
Some seemed not to know that T&T is, in fact, a twin-island state
It's not fair that the #USMNT has to beat both Trinidad and Tobago— Juan Carlo Salvania (@JC_Salvania) October 11, 2017
Trinidad by itself would have been tough to beat. You throw in Tobago and we got no chance.— Doug Vaughn (@DougVaughn_590) October 11, 2017
Trinis however, own Twitter and were not about to allow anyone to wash their mouths on us
Yes, #TrinidadandTobago let the world know who we are; 🇹🇹 a country with so many talented people. We qualified for the World Cup back in 2006, and here we are again in 2017 #USMNT twelve years later! Congratulations ☺️ keep up the fantastic work. pic.twitter.com/h04yyphzVT— Jason Lumpris (@YourEyesForNews) October 11, 2017
And in the end, one man had to concede:
Note to self: do NOT insult Trinidad and Tobago twitter again 😂😭😂😭😂— Stephan Sharp (@StephanSharp) October 11, 2017