After the Mexican Soccer Team lost against the Netherlands in the World Cup Brazil 2014, the Dutch airline Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) tweeted an ironic goodbye message to El Tri and their fans. The tweet from KLM said "Adios Amigos", mocking the defeat of Miguel 'El Piojo' Herrera's team. The tweet included an image from KLM reading 'Departures' with the caption 'Adios Amigos #NEDMEX.' Outrage has been rampant on Twitter. 

Negative reactions were swift, especially because for many experts and enthusiasts, the penalty for which Holland defeated El Tri was seen as a theft. One of the most angry comments towards KLM was from the Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, who responded to the airline and warned that he would never fly with them again. "@KLM I'm never flying your shitty airline again. F*ck you big time." The airline has since deleted the tweet and apologised.


KLM said "It was not our intention to hurt anyone's feelings with this tweet. Therefore, we eliminated it." But not before Mexican social media went a bit wild. Mexicans were angry enough as it was. The match was particularly frustrating, because for a good forty minutes, Mexico was in the lead. When Giovani dos Santos scored at minute 48, the hopes of a nation were raised. However, two goals in the last six minutes of play ensured a Mexican tragedy.