The unfathomable sadness of Iker Casillas during Spain's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands
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Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas began Friday just 84 minutes away from Walter Zenga's all-time World Cup record of 518 minutes without conceding a goal. He got 44 minutes closer to Zenga's mark as Spain took a 1-0 lead on the Netherlands, and then, with one gravity defying header from Robin van Persie, Iker Casillas was dropped into a torture chamber of endless goals being scored against him. This is his nightmare.
"Could this be the worst day of my adult life? Why do I get the feeling that I might be better off sleeping under a car in the streets of Salvador for the next 90 minutes than participating in this match? Maybe this random child will switch places with me? Should I ask him?"
"Great. I've just had the goal of the tournament scored against me. This couldn't possibly get any worse."
"It's getting worse. Robben is Bergkamp and it's getting worse."
"Well, I'm not going to stop that one either."
"Three goals scored against me in a span of 20 minutes and I get a yellow card? Is this 'Be Mean to Iker Day' and no one told me? Can I just apologize to everyone for whatever it is I've done and go back to how things usually are? I don't like this anymore."
"It's raining. The angels are crying for San Iker."
"Why hast thou forsaken me? I promise I won't drink milk straight from the bottle anymore if that's what you're upset about."
"I just want to crawl home and watch Frozen over and over again until nothing is real anymore."
"At least his boots are nice."
"That's nice, Arjen. But not from you. Not right now. If anyone needs me, I'll be looking for a forgotten swing to sit on until the next match. I will only communicate through sad emoji written in the air."
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