U.S. women’s soccer team trolled for losing amidst ‘woke’ display
Critics of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s woke protest are relishing in their defeat after they suffered an unexpected loss in the Olympic opener Wednesday.
Critics on Twitter targeted the team’s choice to kneel in solidarity with BLM during the national anthem. “I’m so happy they lost. I’m actively rooting against US women’s soccer. I want them to be humiliated and embarrassed, just as they humiliate and embarrass our country,” said Matt Walsh, Daily Wire podcast host.
“I’m glad the woke anti-American US Women’s Soccer team lost 3-0 to Sweden. I hope they lose every single game they play!” tweeted best-selling author Nick Adams.
Satire site ‘The Babylon Bee’ quipped, “Inspiring: US Women’s Soccer Team To Boycott Scoring Goals Until Racism Is Defeated.”
“Next time, try more practice, less pandering,” tweeted Turning Point, USA, noting that the team broke their 44 match winning streak with the loss to Sweden.
Online critics zeroed in on team captain Megan Rapinoe, who has become widely known as a left-wing activist, calling her “anti-American” and “arrogant and obnoxious.”
Conservative Mark Levin ranted about Rapinoe’s politicization of the sport, “Megan Rapinoe and other America-haters on that team (not all of them) can go to hell. Another institution abused by leftwing narcissist morons.”
The U.S. team was the top-ranked team heading into the Olympics. After previously losing to Sweden in 2016, they were unable to revenge that loss in the Tokyo games.
Other right-wing figures like Christopher Bedford and Laura Ingraham slammed the team in a similar vein.
“Disgraceful & ungrateful. Always all about them—their woke brands are joke brands,” said Ingraham.
Bedford observed, “I mean, that’s the important part, right? As far as corporate sponsors are concerned?”
The team has issued multiple statements on their decision to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement, including a video saying, “Black lives matter. We wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. This is not political. It’s a statement on human rights. As a team, we work towards a society where the American ideals are upheld, and black lives are no longer systemically targeted. We collectively acknowledge injustice, as that is the first step in working towards correcting it. To honor the words of the great John Lewis, ‘when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, say something. Do something. Get in trouble. Good trouble. Necessary trouble.’ Black lives matter.”