Earlier this month a number of girls from the US soccer group turned away from the US flag as 98-year-old WWII veteran Pete DuPré performed the nationwide anthem on a harmonica.
The US girls’s soccer group was enjoying an exhibition recreation towards Mexico in East Hartford, Connecticut in a pre-Olympic sendoff recreation earlier than heading to Japan.
The video is included for all to see.
A number of Ladies on US Soccer Team Flip Away From US Flag as 98-12 months-Outdated Veteran Performs National Anthem on Harmonica (VIDEO)
The US Soccer Federation then corrected former DNI Richard Grenell for posting on this outrageous act of disrespect by the offended soccer gamers.
They mentioned it wasn’t true.
This isn’t true. Nobody turned their again on WWII Veteran Pete DuPré throughout tonight’s anthem. Some USWNT gamers had been merely trying on the flag on a pole in one finish of the stadium. The gamers all love Pete, thanked him individually after the sport and signed a ball for him.
— U.S. Soccer Comms (@ussoccer_comms) July 6, 2021
The US Soccer Federation wished People to consider these girls who knelt for years to the National Anthem had been out of the blue pro-American.
Please, give us a break!
Keep in mind y’all – they’d by no means by no means by no means flip away from the nationwide anthem. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZkAdl0lymx
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 6, 2021
On Wednesday Sweden shocked the US Womens Soccer Team with a 3-0 victory in the ladies’s soccer event.
Sweden shocked america on the #Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the ladies’s soccer event. The U.S., ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, had been driving a 44-match unbeaten streak forward of the sport.https://t.co/1xATIYOSvE
— The Related Press (@AP) July 21, 2021
The US girls’s group was defeated in their Olympic match towards Sweden on Wednesday.
By way of The AP:
The People, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, had been driving a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. However Sweden, ranked No. 5, has been the U.S. group’s nemesis of kinds in latest years. The Swedes bounced the People from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games in the quarterfinals, the earliest U.S. Olympic exit ever, by making a defensive stand.
This April, Sweden performed america to a 1-1 draw in Stockholm, which snapped a successful streak courting again to January 2019 when the People misplaced to France in the run-up to the World Cup. It was the U.S. group’s solely draw this yr.
“Did we expect this result tonight? No,” mentioned U.S. ahead Megan Rapinoe, who didn’t begin however got here on instead in the sixty fourth minute with the rating 2-0. “It’s frustrating, and it’s frustrating that it’s Sweden. They found a lot of space on us. I don’t even know how many goals we have given up this whole year. I don’t remember the last time we gave up a goal. So to give up three is not great.”
Wow! The US Ladies’s Soccer group loses their Olympic opener to Sweden. Sweden snaps the American girls’s 44-match unbeaten streak with a 3-0 victory. @YamsTV has the small print. #KOMONews #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/d5lAFRK92a
— Holly Menino (@hollymenino) July 21, 2021