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Old 06-12-2019, 08:34 AM
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She is free to use her freedom of expression as she wishes and I am free to criticize her for it. And I do.

I don't think "there ought to be a law" but I do think she ought to show more respect for the country she's representing. Ought to...not should be forced to.

 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: california
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Not American, kick her off the team
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: USA
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Like Kap, this is a WORKPLACE CONDUCT issue not a Free Speech issue. She is representing the U.S. She is free to protest anywhere, but I guess the people that run the soccer team are also Far Left so won't require, nor enforce a certain level of conduct and respect for whom she is REPRESENTING.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Okay, I don't follow soccer. Let me get this straight. The US team decimated Thailand, correct ? Even though they had to pull the starting players ? Is this common ? So they pull the starting players to make it more fair ? If so, that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. And they are being chastised for continuing to score ? WTF ?! Also, if they celebrated every goal like it was the game winning one, even though they clearly were going to win...so be it.
No when we supervise our children play we pull the stater's in an attempt to stop our children from acting like our women's national team did. Such behavior might be an international standard of normal , it is not an American Standard of acceptable behaviour
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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That disrespectful b$tch should be kicked off the team

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I shouldn't imagine many people were watching, and perhaps even less now.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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Okay, I don't follow soccer. Let me get this straight. The US team decimated Thailand, correct ? Even though they had to pull the starting players ? Is this common ? So they pull the starting players to make it more fair ? If so, that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. And they are being chastised for continuing to score ? WTF ?! Also, if they celebrated every goal like it was the game winning one, even though they clearly were going to win...so be it.
You are allowed 3 substitutions max, and they used all three. If they could have cleared their bench, they would have, but 3 is all you get.

My issue is, as Morgan pointed out today, why are you allowed to celebrate your athletic life's greatest achievement if it is the first few goals, but not the last few? What's the difference besides other people's perception of the score, in a game where the number of goals you score MATTERS?

Also, nobody can really criticize the goal total BECAUSE the differential is actually important. That number could be a tie breaker for seeding, and who is to say Sweden could't put a 10-12 goal slapdown on Thailand? The goal is to win the World Cup, and goal differential matters in the tournament. Therefore, teams are encouraged to run up the score if they can, because that is part of the overall path to victory.

It used to be the British who led the world in feeling guilty for everything, but man oh man do Americans love to apologize if we do anything too well. So stupid.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I shouldn't imagine many people were watching, and perhaps even less now.
Hey you, knock that off!

I watched every minute of your ladies crushing Scotland this week. We always pull for England (after the US that is).

Being in England during the Men’s WC was a blast last year.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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That disrespectful b$tch should be kicked off the team

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Poor you.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Okay, I don't follow soccer. Let me get this straight. The US team decimated Thailand, correct ? Even though they had to pull the starting players ? Is this common ? So they pull the starting players to make it more fair ? If so, that is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. And they are being chastised for continuing to score ? WTF ?! Also, if they celebrated every goal like it was the game winning one, even though they clearly were going to win...so be it.
When victory is assured, they pull the starters in order to avoid unnecessary injuries, and to give the back-ups some playing time. It is common in many sports, and there is nothing wrong, or dumb about it.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Hey you, knock that off!

I watched every minute of your ladies crushing Scotland this week. We always pull for England (after the US that is).

Being in England during the Menís WC was a blast last year.


The BBC are actually trying their best to put games on and try and interest people in the Woman's World Cup, but I can't say I am that interested.

Perhaps if we get through to the final, I might be more interested.

As for the US, well done on 13 - 0 against Thailand, although I didn't realise Thailand had a team.

America is now going to have to apologise to the people of Thailand for this terrible humilation.
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