Oberhausen (Germany), July 8(ANI): After Germany's heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Spain in the World Cup semi-final, angry German fans are calling to kill Paul, the psychic octopus, who had predicted that Spain would win the do-or-die 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.
Major predictions, which came true in this World Cup, have been in the Germany-England Round of 16 clash and Germany-Argentina quarterfinal game. Paul had chosen Germany's flag on both the occasions.
If the eight-limbed oracle survives the threats, the fans would be thinking twice about dismissing his advice in future. (ANI)