The U.S. became the only nation to win three Women’s WorldCups after a thrilling 5-2 win over the Japanese in Vancouver on Sunday night – and millions of fans went online to share their joy.
KARACHI: Users of social media website Twitter in the United States started a trend named “Pearl Harbor” as the side demolished Japan in the Women’s World Cup final.
Carli Lloyd netted a sensational hat-trick, with the third of her goals finding the net with an audacious lob from the half-way line.
One user, Cloyd Rivers, tweeted “Hey Japan, that one was for Pearl Harbor”, in a tweet that was retweeted over 10,000 times.
The hyper-patriotic account is generally considered to be a parody, but many on Twitter were quick to take up the theme.
While other users were showing there anger by linking it to the atomic bombing on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, said “Someone forgot to tell USA Women s team that we our self’s provoked Pearl Harbor”. “Hiroshima isn’t amusing. Nagasaki isn’t amusing”, said Twitter user Taylor Perry.
“Pearl Harbor isn’t amusing”.
“This isn’t WW2. This is a women’s soccer match in 2015”. The company’s bots that determine what appears in the trending bar search and respond to sudden spikes in popularity of terms, not the total number of times they have been used – otherwise all we’d ever see at the top of the trending bar is something to do with One Direction.