You may’t stroll the stroll in the event you’re down on one knee.
The U.S. Girls’s Soccer Crew, led by the politically charged Megan Rapinoe, represented America on the world stage by taking a knee earlier than their match on Wednesday, solely made worse by the 3-Zero loss towards Sweden.
Assuming that their grandstanding would result in a win, the USWNT managed to chip away on the remaining enjoyable available with the Olympic Video games in Tokyo by making issues … political.
Which many can appropriately assume is extra of a seize for consideration than activism.
“The U.S. Girls’s Soccer Crew was crushed, 3-0, I imagine by Sweden,” mentioned OutKick founder Clay Travis, becoming a member of the hundreds of thousands of People that had been shocked to be taught that the Girls’s Soccer Crew had already performed. “It was their first loss in 44 video games, for this case to occur.”
As Clay assesses their determination to facet with the divisive messaging on America from ideologues similar to Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter motion, the Girls’s Soccer Crew appears to have missed the mark on what it means to be American greater than their kicks missed the objective towards Sweden.
“It’s intriguing to see the U.S. ladies kneel earlier than the sport started. There’s going to be a variety of political evaluation happening because it pertains to the Olympics this 12 months. It’s going to be more durable to take pleasure in, it’s going to be far more political than it has been previously, and I feel that’s going to harm the viewership — to not point out the 12-hour distinction. …
They acquired whipped proper after they kneeled. It’s unlucky that the story, for many individuals with the U.S. ladies, not includes their on the sector efficiency. However as a substitute, about what they’re doing earlier than the sport even begins.”