Brazil’s 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany was the most tweeted about sporting event in history.
The dismantling of the World Cup hosts, which is already being hailed as the most humiliating episode in the history of Brazilian football, garnered over 35.6 million tweets, easily surpassing the near 25 million about the Superbowl final in February.
A new record for tweets per minute was also set during the semi-final, as over 580,000 tweets were posted when Sami Khedira scored Germany’s fourth in the 29th minute.
Miroslav Klose, who broke the all-time World Cup scoring record in the game, was the most tweeted about player.
A global heatmap of Twitter activity shows the constant popularity of the #GER #BRA hashtags during the match.