Bullshit everyone would just gang up on america like they always have and americans would have just accepted like they always have, make fun of any country that is halfway poor and your screwed, but a pretty good run (certainly not financially) country will never get any sympathy.
Ok. Ill bite. Name me a non-american public figure who has insulted america to the level Sonnen insulted Brazil... and got away with it. As in, they have been allowed to go to the US and work without any hassle. Name me one.