Ladies on both teams also wore two separate wristbands, one white and one purple. The white wristband was inscribed with the words “DEFEND TRANS JOY.” statement from the USWNT Players Association. The Canadian team also wore purple shirts during warmups that said “Enough is enough,” CNN reported. I wish I had been watching the predictable sideshow, simply for the opportunity to turn it off. I actually watched my first full soccer match last year when the U.S. men’s team faced off against Iran in the World Cup. It was a reluctant act that was motivated by a desire to see my country defeat a team that for me represented the tyranny of evil. The U.S. won 1-0. (The team’s winnings from the match were split evenly with the women’s team. How’s that for “pervasive misogyny and unequal treatment”?) Ironically, many of Iran’s players had the guts to protest their government during the World Cup by refusing to sing their own national anthem. That is a regime that actually oppresses women and gays. The U.S. women’s team, by contrast, is protesting phantom inequality and demanding emotional fulfillment for trans people. This team became a political vehicle for the far-left long ago. It is merely a human banner for progressive virtue-signaling. It is bad enough that these young women play a sport that Americans, by and large, are not particularly interested in. They make it so much harder for themselves by chasing away potential fans with stunts like this. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
USWNT join Canada in solidarity as both teams wear purple tape in the name of gender equality.They are also wearing white tape with the words “Defend Trans Joy” as they face off in Orlando for the SheBelieves Cup. pic.twitter.com/kyUflZcbR6 — B/R Football (@brfootball) February 17, 2023