Germany’s comprehensive trouncing of Brazil in the World Cup has set records both on and off the pitch with Twitter racking up an impressive 35.6m tweets mentioning either #BRA or #GER.
This knocked the previous record of 24.9m tweets accumulated during the Superbowl right out of the park with the staggering total being generated by an incredible 580,166 tweets per minute, another record.
According to the social media sites own analysis the frenzy reached a crescendo following Germany’s fourth goal and was fae more frenetic than the previous peak of 388,985 – when Brazil clinched their match against Chile on penalties.
One of the chief talking points was German striker Miroslav Klose, who is the most name-checked player in the German squad after becoming the all-time greatest goal scorer in a World Cup finals.
Amongst those taking to Twitter to drive discussion were the German players themselves, keen to revel in the glory of the historic occasion direct from the pitch.
Come oooon Germany!! One last step!!! Rio we come!!! pic.twitter.com/VlAmlT5DvQ— André Schürrle (@Andre_Schuerrle) July 9, 2014