Shocking upset of U.S. women’s soccer team cheered by critics: ‘Bye Felicia’
In a shocking upset, the U.S. women’s soccer team lost to Canada at the Olympic Games Monday, and many Americans are celebrating their loss.
“The US Women’s Soccer Team went WOKE and now they lost to Canada. That’s what happens when you put political propaganda before sport and hard work,” tweeted Brigitte Gabriel.
Led by Megan Rapinoe, the team has come under fire for “woke” activism on the field, including kneeling in solidarity with BLM during the national anthem. This is the first time in the team’s history that they have lost two matches in a single Olympics.
“Good for them what goes around goes around! Should have not made their playing a political statement,” one Twitter user said.
“BYE FELICIA,” said another.
“The US Women’s Soccer team just lost to Canada and many enjoyed the loss. In 2015 the US women were one of the most popular teams in American history. What happened? Woke sports destroys everything it touches,” observed Clay Travis.
Despite losing to Canada, the U.S. team will still have an opportunity to medal in Tokyo. They will play for Bronze later this week.
“Not the result we wanted but not done yet. Still a medal to play for on Thursday ,” the team’s official account tweeted.
Michelle Akers, regarded as one of the greatest female soccer players of all time, tweeted out her support to the team.
“The @USWNT are out. I remember when we lost the 95WC. I was gutted. The loss though painful, propelled us to greater. This is who we are. The #USWNT are warriors born of ashes and that history and legacy is also a promise of the future Congrats to @CanadaSoccerEN. Win Gold.”
After the team’s disappointing loss, player Carli Lloyd ran sprints by herself on the empty field. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted a picture of Lloyd and lauded her dedication to her sport.
“I never wish time away, but I can’t wait to tell my daughter when she’s older about players like @CarliLloyd. This is how a champion handles a crushing loss. #USWNT #Tokyo2020”
“She was also one of the only ones who stood for the Anthem. Total Class and dedication. Its [sic] too bad most of her team is spending time to protest or get a point across. Shes [sic] the one who is being punished,” said another Twitter user.