The reigning world champion U.S. women’s soccer team is in the midst of a fallout after losing in the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.
The United States has been mired in political controversy throughout the tournament. Some players refused to stand for the US national anthem.
Naturally, the players were distracted from the soccer game and focused on the political controversy, which ultimately cost them a spot in the quarterfinals.
In response, American politicians criticized their team’s loss, and some people even enjoyed it.
Then, US men’s soccer “legend” Alexi Lallas weighed in with a strong criticism of some of the politicized players.
Lallas pointed out that the refusal of some players to stand for the national anthem during the Women’s World Cup has created a negative perception of the women’s national team among the public.
The team’s involvement in political issues and taking certain positions has had a detrimental effect on its public image.카지노
The United States reportedly had six players refuse to stand for the national anthem before their World Cup round of 16 match against Sweden.
This behavior was also seen in group games against Vietnam, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
Lallas said on Twitter, “The U.S. Women’s National Team is polarizing. Politics, causes, stances, and actions have made this team unpopular with some in the U.S. “The U.S. has built a brand and draws strength from its best performances and victories. If that goes away, fans will turn away from them,” Lallas warned on Twitter.