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Angry Germans demand killing of octopus Paul

July 08, 2010 17:30 IST

Paul the octopusAfter Germany's heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Spain in the World Cup semi-finals, angry German fans are calling to kill Paul, the psychic octopus, who had predicted that Spain would win last four clash.

German fans had been praying that the two-year-old octopus, who was born in Britain and later moved to the German aquarium in Oberhausen, had made a mistake when he chose the Spaniards to triumph.

Some sections of the crowd were also singing anti-octopus songs.

According to a local newspaper, there have been "a host of comments on Facebook, Twitter ... suggesting Paul should be fried, barbecued or turned into a seafood salad or paella."

"Others wanted to throw him into the shark tank," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted the paper, as having written on its website.

Paul has so far got all his predictions correct, picking Germany as winners against England and Argentina in the Round of 16 and quarter-finals respectively, while also forecasting their loss against Serbia in the group stages.

If the eight-limbed oracle survives the threats, the fans would be thinking twice about dismissing his advice in future.

Source: ANI