In gambling terms, this is what you'd call a bad beat: a heartfelt anti-gambling campaign backfiring thanks to an unprecedented German scoring barrage.
The National Council on Problem Gambling in Singapore is dedicated to spreading the message about gambling addiction, and focused its World Cup-themed message around a lad named Andy whose father bet big on World Cup matches. Thing is, Andy's dad apparently knew what he was doing, because he bet big on Germany, which now looks like the runaway favorite.
Here's the council's video, with poor "Andy" downcast at the thought of possibly losing his entire savings:
Not shown: the sequel to that video, where "Andy" owns a yacht and is treating his pals to free juice boxes as far as the eye can see.
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