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Dutch Airline Mocks Mexico's Loss to Netherlands at World Cup

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The Netherlands scored twice in the final eight minutes of their World Cup soccer game today to beat Mexico and advance to the quarterfinals.

A Mexico victory went down the tubes as Wesley Sneijder and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both scored for a Netherlands 2-1 victory, noted CBS Sports.

Next, the Netherlands will play the winner of Costa Rica vs. Greece.

KLM, also known as Royal Dutch Airlines, mocked Mexico's loss on Twitter by posting "Adios Amigos! #NEDMEX" with a picture of a "Departures" sign that included a sombrero-wearing face, noted the New York Daily News.

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal responded on Twitter with rage: "@KLM I'm never flying your sh----- airline again. F--- you big time."

More tweets from angry Mexico fans included:

Leave it to @KLM to be racist & mean about a World Cup game. I am no longer a customer.

@KLM are bastards for rubbing their nose in it.

Dutch arrogance at it's finest. KLM just lost 100% of it's Mexican customers.


KLM deleted the tweet, which had already been re-tweeted about 10,000 times.

"It was meant to be a joke," KLM spokeswoman Lisette Ebeling Koning told the Associated Press, "but there was too much negative reaction."

Mexican airline Aeromexico responded with a tweet in Spanish that seemed to celebrate a win: “Thank you for this great championship, proud and hope to see you at home #VivaMexico.”

Sources: Associated Press, CBS Sports, New York Daily News

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