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‘We Love You Forever and Ever’: Mexico Commentator Goes Nuts After US Scores To Rescue Mexico [VIDEO]

panama usa 600x450 We Love You Forever and Ever: Mexico Commentator Goes Nuts After US Scores To Rescue Mexico [VIDEO]

If you missed last night’s action in the CONCACAF World Cup qualification process, you missed one of the most unreal nights of soccer in years — since perhaps the injury time winner by Sergio Aguero to win the Premier League title for Manchester City in 2012.

With Costa Rica beating Mexico 2-1 and Panama defeating the USA by the scoreline, it looked like Mexico was going to miss out on qualifying for the World Cup playoff. But with just minutes to go, the United States scored a goal to tie the match 2-2, which caused Mexican commentator Christian Martinoli from TV Azteca to erupt in jubilation (see video below), saying “We love you. We love you forever and ever. God bless America.”

While Mexico was celebrating, USA scored another goal to put the game well and truly out of Panama’s reach. The final score was 3-2 to the USA, while Mexico — despite playing horribly and losing 2-1 to Costa Rica — are through to the World Cup playoff next month against New Zealand.

What an incredible night of excitement!

To avoid further embarrassment, the TV Azteca station has blocked the YouTube video from being viewed by people in the United States. But we’ve been able to locate a version of the video that can still be viewed.

Here’s the translation of what the commentator says in Spanish (courtesy of Deadspin)

“It is because of the USA that we are being placed in the playoff …BECAUSE OF THEM , NOT DUE TO YOU..NOT ANY OF YOU in the green shirts ….IT WAS THEM!!.NOT YOU!..THEY DID IT!!!!!NOT YOU! remember this forever….. KEEP THIS CLEARLY IN MIND FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES! You do NOTHING for the shirt, you do NOT put the effort, you have NOT placed us in the playoffs , you HAVE NOT placed us in the WORLD CUP ..YOU WOULD NOT HAVE KEPT US ALIVE….IT WAS ESTADOS UNIDOS, NOT YOU! NOT YOU AND YOUR ARROGANCE/CONCEIT…..NOT YOU AND YOUR INFAMY….NOT YOU AND YOUR MORONS/PUNKS….
“IT IS A FAILURE…..and UNDESERVED -to go through to the playoff- WE HAD NO ARGUMENTS to earn the playoffs, THE USA, WITH SUBS, WITH MANY SUBS as the visiting team shows us once again what the USA is all about ….how to play the game with dignity, how to approach the sport..MExico is a horror, just terrible….A FAILURE….
THE USA HAS SURPASSED US ..They are better than Mexico in SOCCER ….THEY EVEN HAVE THE LUXURY OF PLAYING THEIR SUBS and KEEPING US ALIVE…. I hope our coach wears the pants and resigns..He has failed as coach….”

H/T Kckrs.

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