Well, at least one can’t accuse them of being rabid nationalists. In fact, quite the opposite: social media users noted how few seemed to put their hand over their heart or sing along with the lyrics.
IT NEVER GETS OLD HEARING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/1WjdUfxJcQ— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 27, 2023
Except not everyone respecting the national anthem!— Steven VB 🦅🇺🇸🦅🇵🇫🇫🇷 (@vbislands) July 27, 2023
Give ‘‘em a break. Most don’t know the words.— Mack the Knife (@donmcck) July 27, 2023
At least there was no anthem-kneeling a la Megan Rapinoe. The 38-year-old wokeista is coming off the bench this year after being a pivotal part of the last few American World Cup teams. Former teammate Hope Solo criticized Rapinoe’s approach to the anthem, telling an interviewer in 2021 that she saw the star “almost bully players into kneeling because she really wants to stand up for something in her particular way.” [firefly_poll] Rapinoe may not be a starter anymore, but its not like the women out on the field seemed any more into it than the pink-haired anime-character wannabe was; I counted five singers and six who weren’t singing, although those who were singing didn’t exactly seem enthused about it. Nor is this something new. SirusXM’s Megyn Kelly looked at the disgrace that was the anthem-singing line during the game against Vietnam and contrasted it against the Vietnamese team: And apparently, they didn’t even get a morale boost from a visit from a Biden administration bigwig: “U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the team at its hotel on the eve of the match and was at the game. He was in Wellington for a formal bilateral meeting with New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta, and Blinken also will meet with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins,” the AP reported. So, not even a meeting with the wokest secretary of State in the most painfully woke presidency the United States of America has ever seen could make them feel proud of their country. One assumes that nothing will. Why, then, should America be proud of them? This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
I love cheering on Women’s Sport, especially American National team. Are these girls being forced to represent the nation almost every other player would love to live in? What are they trying to prove but ruin the experience and most likely great financial gain the could have .— JAMES M (@JAMESMU38881601) July 27, 2023