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WORLD CUP: Angry South Koreans Chuck Toffees at National Soccer Team

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Although most people would love to be showered with candy, South Korea’s National Soccer Team took the flying sweets with melancholy when they returned from Brazil. While lining up for photographs from their fans at the Incheon airport, the team was greeted by an onslaught of toffee candies after a poor performance at the World Cup.

The reason behind the toffees is that the phrase “Go eat a toffee” is considered an insult in Korea. It’s similar to “Screw you” or “Get Lost.” Dozens of toffee candies were thrown at the down-on-their-luck team. At least they were wrapped though. Because ants.

In what is said to be Asia’s worst World Cup performance in 24 years, the team grabbed one point in a series of three matches. South Korea joined Japan, Iran and Australia in an early trip back home from Brazil.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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