It’s a bad day to be (Belgian) waffles on Twitter

Ah, Belgium. The tiny sliver of land in Europe’s Low Countries region is home to just about the only nationality that it’s acceptable — encouraged, even! — to openly mock.

As such, Twitter was abuzz with cheeky anti-Belgian sentiment today in the run up to the country’s World Cup match against the U.S. team. An easy target for its historic affiliation with the Belgian waffle, the country was targeted by brands eager to cash in on some cheap pro-American fútbol sentiment.

National icon Waffle House, perhaps walking the hardest line of any brand out there today, was sure to make clear where its loyalties lie — while still shilling its baked goods.

USA watery beer stalwart Coors Light, meanwhile, did its own share of all-American waffle-bashing.

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz poured on the jingoism like so much maple syrup with this winking reference to the bad old days of Congressional Freedom Fries.

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