Germany may have suffered humiliation in the World Cup, bowing out at the group stages, but they still posted a classy tweet in response.
South Korea’s 2-0 win in Kazan sealed Die Mannschaft’s fate after they lost to Mexico and beat Group F winners Sweden earlier in the campaign.
Nobody expected the world champions to struggle like this, but they have not looked themselves for months, falling to win for five successive games for the first time in 30 years in the build up to the tournament.
But they deserve credit for taking their defeat on the chin and acting with such humility as this tweet shows.
It will certainly be odd not to see them in the knockout stages, but France, Italy and Spain have all fallen at the first hurdle as World Cup holders since the turn of the century.
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