Panama Newspaper Provides the Year's Best, Most Honest Headline Following Loss to Mexico

By Mike Cardillo

Panama lost in epic fashion, 2-1, to Mexico Friday night in a crucial World Cup qualifier. Raul Jiminez’s late bicycle kick, or Chilena in Spanish, essentially kept Mexico’s hopes alive while ending Panama’s in the process.

It’s hard to think of a better headline than the one Panama’s Critica newspaper came up with for its Saturday edition.

It simply read: “F—ing Chilena.”  No Google translation necessary. Hey, that’s what everyone in Panama was thinking when the ball somehow found its way into the back of the net at the Azteca Stadium.

If you’re thinking its a photoshop, here’s a link to the PDF file from the paper’s website.

Yes, swearing in 72-point type is wholly appropriate after a goal like this essentially knocks you out of qualifying for your first World Cup.

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