On Wednesday morning, the social justice warrior US women’s soccer team got completely obliterated in a crushing 3-0 loss to Sweden, breaking their 44-game win streak.
In a disgusting stunt, the women’s team took a knee, defying the US flag on the world stage. SHAMEFUL!
“U.S. came into the Tokyo Games with the number one ranking in the world,” the Daily Wire reported. “Sweden is ranked fifth in the world and notably knocked out Team USA on penalty kicks in the 2016 Olympics in the quarterfinals.”
The Associated Press reported on the loss:
Blackstenius’ header into the far corner off a cross from Sofia Jakobsson in the 26th minute gave Sweden the first-half lead.
The United States came out stale, with its best chance of the opening half coming in the final moments when Rose Lavelle’s shot hit the post. Coach Vlatko Andonovski made changes for the second half, subbing in Carli Lloyd for Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz for Sam Mewis.
But Blackstenius scored again in the 54th minute, beating goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, as the Americans continued to struggle. Lina Hurtig then scored in the 72nd.
FINAL | Not the start we wanted but plenty of tournament to play. We go again on Saturday.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 21, 2021
Before kickoff, the women’s team knelt for their “protest” time.
Yahoo News noted:
The U.S. women’s national team and other soccer teams knelt before kickoff of their Olympic openers on Wednesday, the first demonstrations under slightly relaxed restrictions on protest at the Games.
The demonstrations were pre-planned, as they have been before various international soccer matches for over a year now as collective statements against racism and other forms of discrimination.
“For us it really feels right to stand up for human rights,” said Swedish defender Amanda Ilestedt. “It was a communication with the U.S. team before, so for us it feels good to do that and it is something we stand for as a team.”
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