As Spain celebrates their first ever World Cup victory, the Dutch are searching for a scapegoat. As it happens, Paul the Octopus has predicted every single German World Cup ame correctly over the past month. In his first non-German psychic prediction, he forecasted a Spanish victory and a Dutch loss.
One Dutch fan, completely without irony, blamed the psychic predictions of a certain German octopus named Paul, who correctly predicted Netherlands would lose. "Had it not been for this creature called Octopus Paul, which weakened our team by its predictions, Holland could have destroyed Spain,” says Walt van Vonk, emerging from Soccer City stadium after the game. "I am not taking anything away from Spain, but this creature's match outcome prediction was bad news."
Paul makes his predictions by choosing the mussel from a glass box decorated with the either opponents national flag.