Friday, June 14, 2019

Well, I Hear the Thai Team is Looking for a Few Good Women

I'd call her a dick, but that would be inaccurate inappropriate. Women’s Anti-American Soccer Team
Purple-haired lesbian SJW:
U.S. Women’s National Soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe refused to sing the national anthem during Tuesday’s World Cup game in France, only six days after the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Rapinioe stood silent with her arms behind her back as the rest of the U.S. team placed their hands over their hearts and sang the Star-Spangled Banner ahead of Tuesday’s game in Reims, France.
The 33-year-old U.S. star kept a stony demeanor as the rest of her team sang the Star-Spangled Banner in the Auguste-Delaune Stadium.
Not long ago, she was happy to wrap
herself in the American Flag

Rapinoe had already warned that she would “never sing the anthem again.”
“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again,” Rapinoe said in May adding she views herself as “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” because of “everything I stand for.”
Not even if your preferred candidate wins the next election? Give me a break.
“I feel like it’s kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it,” Rapinoe said. “Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not. So, it’s kind of a good ‘F you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the [Trump] administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing.”
Women’s soccer is not for heterosexuals or patriots.
Well, that's not entirely true. And it's unfair to judge the whole team based on the actions of one. One can be a soccer lover, gay and a patriot, and I'm sure there are more than a few out there. Her animus against Trump is entirely specious. He was pro-homosexual marriage before either the Clintons or the Obamas, at least publicly. The perception that he is anti-gay is something that has been whipped up by a media fervor from stands on gays and transsexuals in the military, that until Obama was in office were the mainstream view of the Democratic party. But athletes aren't really paid or trained to think.

I'm not a great fan of ostentatious patriotism, but I do consider it good form to go through the motions at public events. It's part of our public team building effort that liberals rountinely scorn.

I, myself, am not a great soccer fan, but then, I've never been much of a devoted follower of any sports. Both of my sons played soccer, one of them well, but it seems like a lot of movement for little actual scoring, and far too many games either end in ties or shoot outs. But your mileage may vary.

I don't much care that the US Women's team clobbered the poor Thai's 13-0.  The Thais chose to play in the Big leagues  before they were ready, and they happened to get a tough opponent on their first game. Time to go back, lick their wounds and see what they can do better with what they have.  And I don't care that they celebrated each and every goal as if it might be their last. It could be; any player could be injured and permanently out at any time. And isn't celebration one of the central purposes of sports?

The Wombat was only a day late with Rule 5 Tuesday: Halle Berry.

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