As you may know, much of the world is in a quadrennial state of mass temporary insanity over the World Cup. This certainly is true of the Netherlands. And if you don't believe that there is true madness involved, consider this story.
It must have seemed ironic when the Dutch fans launched into their perennial song "Hup, Holland, Hup," whose second line is the title of this post. I think I'm missing some of the flavor of the language, but it translates roughly as "Don't leave the lion standing in his underwear" (the lion being the Dutch symbol).