How We Got to the Point of Rooting Against a U.S. National Team
One doesn’t have to be a sports fan, in general, or a soccer fan, in particular, to root for victory for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Fan, casual observer, or basically disinterested—in any sport—Americans always want to win when the opponent is any country. That’s why people get pumped for the Olympics, for example. But things were different for the World Cup. Americans actually wanted the U.S. women’s soccer team to lose, applauded when they did—and celebrated that it was woke Megan Rapinoe who blew the chance at victory. How in the world did we get here? Well, we can look right at Rapinoe for the uncharacteristic response to the World Cup finish. Sweden defeated the U.S. defending champions in the Round of 16 on penalty kicks, 5-4, the earliest departure ever for the nation.
I paid zero attention to any of these competitions, but that’s neither here nor there. Like most Americans, I don’t have to watch to want us to win. I hear the score, and I’m excited when we win and move on to the next round. What I heard leading to the game were wishes for an early exit. I did not join in, and I did not not join in. I took note of the sentiments and just wasn’t sure how to handle them. But I absolutely understood them.
Rapinoe, who identifies as gay, has shown herself to be an anti-American, kneeling-during-the-national-anthem, pro-transgender annoyance. President Biden awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She complained about the overturning of Roe v. Wade. She’s all into corrupt Black Lives Matter. She’s some sort of activist, I suppose. So if you’re looking for an answer to how we got to the point of rooting against our own country, just look at Rapinoe—and others of her ilk—who have become spoiled “celebrities” who disrespect our country in the name of wokeness or progress or whatever term they choose to use. And, honestly, you can add “hypocrite” to Rapinoe’s description because here she is supposedly fighting for equal pay for women athletes, which suggests she actually cares about women athletes, all while supporting men being allowed to compete against women in sports as she pushes the transgender agenda.