Brazil's World Cup logo looks like Patrick Stewart's famous facepalm

Can you see the resemblance?

The thing about the World Cup is that 31 of the 32 teams are going to head home emptyhanded, their dreams of victory punctuated by at least one moment of extreme disappointment. 

And how does one commemorate that heartbreak? Well, they only need to look as far as the 2014 World Cup logo to see a perfect symbol of any sorrow or shame that might befall their team. As has been pointed out in many corners the past month, the yellow hand in the logo makes the shape look more like a "facepalm" than the intended World Cup trophy. 

Noted soccer fan and actor Sir Patrick Stewart turned in the most noted facepalm while potraying Captain Jean Luc-Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," but other instances in popular culture serve as groan-worthy currency when people engage in the online meme. 


It's unclear who noticed the similarity at first, but it wasn't a recent discovery. Check out this evolution that came out after Brazil suffered its big loss to the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal. 


Brazilian soccer fans are hoping this logo won't reflect their own World Cup experience this time around.

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