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When Germany scored, U.S. fans tweeted "Nazi" … a lot

photo - Germany's Mats Hummels heads the ball with United States' Clint Dempsey during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) + caption
Germany's Mats Hummels heads the ball with United States' Clint Dempsey during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Alex Abad-Santos, Vox Updated: June 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

Take a wild guess what happened to the use of the word "Nazi" on Twitter during Thursday's World Cup match between Germany and the United States. Just guess.

Between the 11:35 a.m. (roughly 25 minutes or so prior to the game) and 2:03 p.m. tweets that contained the word "Nazi" or "Nazis" at a rate of 3.4 tweets per second. Deadspin's Reubern Fischer-Baum used a script and graphed out when Twitter hit peak Nazi.

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