We can’t really mock them for this: we do equally goofy things for sports that we consider relevant.
A “psychic” octopus is said by its aquarium owners to have predicted the country’s football team will knock England out of the World Cup.
When consulted, Paul the octopus chose a mussel from a jar with the German flag on it ahead of one in a similar jar bearing the cross of St George.
Still, there’s a video. The Germans are wearing leis.
PS: I heard that we lost to Ghana.
Well, that’s the idea.