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Finnish fans are pumped that U.S.A only beat them by 59

- August 30th, 2014


Day 1 of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball did not disappoint.

There’s a World Cup of Basketball currently underway, you ask?

That is a conversation for another day, but I digress.

Brazil squeaked past France 65-63 in the match of the day, while host Spain took care of Iran 90-60, and U.S.A destroyed Finland (yes they play basketball there) 114-55.

USA was up 60-18 by halftime, but the 8,000 fans in attendance at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao, Spain made it clear they were not cheering for the Americans.

Leading the charge were some of the most amped up Finnish basketball fans (maybe the only?) you’ll ever see.

There’s the Finnish metal singer:

GIF: Finnish metal singer celebrates rare Finland FG on Twitpic

The middle-aged men dressed as hot blonds:

GIF: Speaking of baked Finnish fans... on Twitpic

And who could forget stoned Jesus, who’s just happy to be at the big dance:

GIF: Jesus is watching Finland - USA and he is BAKED (h/t @ne... on Twitpic

So next time you think about leaving the game early and giving up on your team when they’re getting pasted, remember these dedicated Finnish basketball fans.

Throw on the closest wig and do them proud.


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1 comment

  1. My buddies | September 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Oh jeah, those are finns. Last picture is best.
    Finns and hole country is very interesting place. They beated russians too, if i´m right.

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