On December 7th 1941, Japanese fighters and bombers destroyed the Pearl Harbor by launching a wave of attack on the US Navy, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of navy personnel.
However, the US soccer fans reminded the Japanese fans of the event by linking the final to the occasion. The US side thrashed Japan 5-2 to clinch their third Women’s World Cup title.
Some of the Twitter users were happy with the trend while critics opposed to the viewpoint of comparing the two events.
Jake wroted that its time that the United States ‘hits’ Japan first while Cletus stated that the American team will surprise attack Japan first.
this time we hit Japan first #Pearlharbor
— Jake (@jbluft) July 5, 2015
B. Jones urged the Americans to keep scoring as Japan had kept dropping bombs.
Keep scoring goals. They kept dropping bombs #PearlHarbor
— B. Jones (@brandonj96) July 5, 2015
Emiley Pitek said “that was for Pearl Harbor”
that was for #PearlHarbor
— Emily Pitek (@emilypitek) July 5, 2015
William Menendez said that the US team was dropping an atomic bomb of goals on the Asian side.
U.S. Women releasing an atomic bomb of goals on Japan #PearlHarbor never forget lol
— william menendez (@williwonka17) July 5, 2015
Amir Pasic posted a somewhat racist opinion on the match.
The USA has gotta stay on their toes this second half against these Japanese women. We know how sneaky the Japanese can be. #pearlharbor
— Amir Pasic (@AmirPasic1) July 5, 2015
Gage posted the scoreline somewhat like this
final score: U.S.: 1941 Japan:0 #Pearlharbor never forget
— Gage (@GageCullen) July 5, 2015
However, not everyone was happy with the trend and criticized the users who started the topic of discussion
— Maddie Corley (@Madelinksi) July 6, 2015
Just to prove how immature America is, #PearlHarbor is trending on Twitter
— Carter Chapley (@Chappy_is_me) July 6, 2015
Natsuo Niimi stated that using the dead of wards is a disgrace
— Natsuo Niimi 夏生新見 (@Toppojuri) July 6, 2015
Ray Pakal shed light on the bi-lateral ties between the United States and Japan in his tweet
For all of you making #Pearlharbor references, Japan has been an ally of the US for over 50 years now. LET IT GO.
— Rey Pakal (@ManYucatan) July 6, 2015
Jim Venston showed how the the football final and the Pearl Harbor cannot be compared.
— Jem Vanston (@ACatCalledDog) July 6, 2015
— lil chicana (@POBREClTA) July 6, 2015