Liberal soccer fans go political following women’s World Cup victory in France.
Democratic supporters of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team chanted “f*** Trump” during a live Fox News segment on Sunday, according to reports.
Throughout the live newscast, soccer fans bashed “racist” President Donald Trump following the women’s World Cup victory in France.
In a French bar, Americans chanted “F*** Trump” at the news anchor tried to speak his way through the newscast.
One man wearing an American flag-style hat screamed, “Now we need to win in 2020! Democrats!,” and later yelled, “Get that racist out of the White House!”
“Democrats! U.S.A. Democrats!” another woman shouted.
Clearly disrupted by the jeers, Fox News reporter Greg Palkot said, ‘they are very happy,” before adding, ‘It’s a bit of a political thing, too, as you can see.”
Following Colin Kaepernick‘s footsteps, the women’s national team has become more political, particularly with respect to Megan Rapinoe.
The athlete protested the national anthem during the World Cup and refused to put her hand over heart during “The Star-Spangled Banner” — as an apparent “F you” to President Trump.
Describing herself as a ‘walking protest’ because she is a gay woman, Rapinoe made waves when she told the media that there is no way she’d be going to the “f***ing White House” if invited by Trump.
The team has protested a reported gender wage gap in the sport, despite the men being paid a lower percentage of their generated revenue than the women’s players.
Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! ⚽️🇺🇸
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019
The stadium crowd erupted into an “equal pay” chant following the U.S. win.
Irish outlet JOE.co.uk spoke with left-wing Americans attacking Trump, The Blaze reported.
The fan who started the “F*** Trump” chant told JOE, “Right now I’m very embarrassed to be American.”
“I mean, I think our team really represents what America is about,” he said.
“So we have diversity racially, we have an LGBTQ population represented, and that’s what Americans get behind.”
“So, I think Trump is really the old guard, and it’s kind of the last grasp for them to keep power. But power should be divided amongst everyone,” the man added.
He then referred to Rapinoe’s national anthem protest as brave, adding it was “definitely a risk taking a political stance” that could “alienate some fans.”
“Hopefully in 2020 there’ll be a different story because right now, I’m very embarrassed to be American,” he added.
“It’s time for people in our country to stop believing all these lies. It’s really depressing that there are those that are so uneducated that they’ll believe everything he says.”
Even though Trump called the protests inappropriate, he congratulated the women’s team following their win.
“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup!” Trump wrote.
“Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”