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by: Joseph On  Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christ the Redeemer in German colors

In the United States, soccer has always seemed like more of a global sport than, say, football or baseball.  And for proof you just need to take a look at the Empire State Building tonight.

In an impressive show of sportsmanship, whoever controls the Empire State Building’s exterior lighting paid tribute to Germany’s World Cup win with flying colors:

It wasn’t just the Empire State Building that lit up German-style in honor of the World Cup result. On the tournament’s home turf of Brazil, the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is also looking curiously Germanic in this photo:

Even if you weren’t pulling for Germany to take home the championship, it’s still pretty cool to see these shows of sportsmanship—especially in the case of the Empire State Building, which had no direct connection to the World Cup tournament.

And you can bet that people at both the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Empire State Building had Argentinian colors ready to go, depending on who ended up winning on Sunday.


written by Joseph
Joseph is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX.