11 of the Craziest World Cup Fans We've Seen (PHOTOS)

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U.S. soccer fans in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup
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06/23/2014 02:20PM

"Theodore Roosevelt" was trending on Google Monday morning – no, not because of a renewed wave of interest in America's most epically masculine president, but because of this guy:


That's Mike D'Amico, an American soccer fan who's been dressing up as Teddy Roosevelt (or, as people have been referring to him, "Teddy Gooooooaaaal-sevelt") for World Cup games, making himself into a rallying figure for American soccer fans everywhere. In honor of D'Amico and the rest of the World Cup's most, uh, "enthusiastic" fans, we've rounded up some of our favorites below.

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Argentinian fans in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

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Doesn't that kid look like one of the Christ the Redeemer jerseys come to life? Isn't that terrifying?

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England soccer fans in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

Sebastiao Moreira / EPA / Landov

This is where we'd make a "Cowardly Lion" joke if we were a) Knowledgeable enough about soccer to do so in a clever way, and b) Not terrified of English soccer fans.



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Belgium soccer fans in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

Maurizio Borsari / AFLO / ZUMA Press

And here we thought the Belgians were a peaceful, waffle-and-chocolate-loving people.

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An Argentina soccer fan in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

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The sun: A threatening mascot for pale people and polar bears.

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Brazil soccer fans in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

Mohamed MEssara / EPA / Landov

Trolls take soccer – sorry, football – very seriously.

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Fans of U.S. soccer in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

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What's with American sports fans and wearing foodstuffs on their heads? At least corn is slightly more intimidating than cheese ... we think.

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An Ivory Coast soccer fan in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

Henri Szwarc / ABACAPRESS

No comment. Mostly from befuddlement, but also due to deep and primal fear.

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Fans in the stands of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Joe Gidden / ABACA

Thankfully, Brazil wasn't one of the countries involved in the Crusades or this might have seemed somewhat tone-deaf.

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Dutch fans in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

Thanassis Stavrakis / AP

As Michael Caine once said, "There's only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch."

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U.S. soccer fan Mike D'Amico dressed as Teddy Roosevelt during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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If the World Cup ends without D'Amico being photographed on top of a moose, such as this classic (albeit fake) picture of Roosevelt, the whole thing will have been in vain.

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