The U.S. women’s soccer team decided to stage a protest while the American National Anthem was being played during a tournament in Japan.
A protest during which they decided to turn their warm up ties inside out in order to cover up the American crest.
As The Daily Wire reports:
While the national anthem was being played before the SheBelieves Women’s Soccer tournament final between the U.S. women’s soccer team and Japan, the women on the U.S. team protested against U.S. Soccer by turning their warm-up tops inside out, hiding the U.S. Soccer crest, as a show of “solidarity.”
The USWNT has taken the field with their warm up jerseys inside out, hiding the US Soccer crest.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2020
Fox News noted that a court filing from the U.S. Soccer Federation described female players as less skilled than men, arguing that the claim was “indisputable science” rather than “a sexist stereotype.”
The Daily Mail reported that the filing triggered U.S. Women’s Soccer Team star Megan Rapinoe to blast U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro, saying that the filing caused “irreparable” damage…
Last month, the women on the the U.S. women’s national team asked a judge to skip a trail and simply rule in their favor in their $66 million wage discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which has countered by asking the judge to dismiss the case.
If the players are looking for sympathy, performing an incredibly unpatriotic action during a national emergency certainly isn’t the way to go about it.