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This brutally ended their 44-game winning streak.
U.S. came into the Tokyo Games ranked number one and Sweden was ranked fifth in the world.
Megan Rapinoe, known as a vocal supporter of Democrats and left-wing views, described their loss by saying the following:
“We got our a***s kicked, didn’t we? I thought we were a little tight, a little nervous, just doing dumb stuff.”
Megan Rapinoe on the loss to Sweden: “We got our asses kicked, didn’t we? I thought we were a little tight, a little nervous, just doing dumb stuff.”
— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) July 21, 2021
However, this loss comes after the US women’s soccer team reportedly “goes woke.”
Reports circulated online that all 22 players on Team USA took a knee to support Black Lives Matter before the game. This protest during the National Anthem has sparked debates and remains a point of contention among U.S. fans.
The team previously released a statement that explained: “Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people.”
The statement continued, “We protest against the racist infrastructures that do not provide equal opportunity for Black and brown people to fulfill their dreams, including playing on this team. As the United States Women’s National team players, we collectively work toward a society where the American ideals are upheld, and Black lives are no longer systematically targeted.”
“Black Lives Matter,” the statement concluded.
A viral article from RedState has declared this is another example of “go woke, go broke”… “this was still a huge upset loss and pretty darn embarrassing.”
RedState comments that “they’re trying to spin the loss and encourage people going forward”:
You can “believe” in anything, even a Marxist group. But that doesn’t get you a win, so yes, those results matter.
Funny how when you’re focused on political stuff and dinging your country that it tends to affect you actually doing the job that you’re actually supposed to be doing. Maybe they should have concentrated on the game a bit more?
Our belief is greater than any single result. Eyes ahead 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Qx3kEt33JP
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 21, 2021
“Too much kneeling, not enough soccer. Oh well,” writes Buzz Patterson.
Too much kneeling, not enough soccer. Oh well. https://t.co/s967z03q7o
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) July 21, 2021