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Carli Lloyd Only American Soccer Player to Stand as Teammates Kneel Before Bronze Medal Match

Lloyd single-handedly won two final matches for US Women’s Soccer

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The United States women’s soccer team has received a reputation for its ‘woke’ behavior. From kneeling for the national anthem to a very public fight about difference in pay from the men’s soccer team, to throwing an American flag on the ground before a photo op, the team doesn’t generally seem too proud to represent the U.S. of A.

Their streak of resistance continued when only one player out of the whole team and staff stood before the team played Australia in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. “U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd stunned fans on Thursday as it appeared she was the only American player standing before the team’s match,” writes Fox News.

“It appeared the rest of her teammates decided to kneel as a protest against racism and discrimination before the bronze-medal match against Australia.” Lloyd stood next to the referee of the match and the entire Australian soccer team stood in unity, whereas the American team knelt spread throughout the field.

One Twitter user posted a photograph with a large red arrow pointing to Lloyd standing before the match. “ALL the USWNT players and staff knelt. All except Cali Lloyd. To say Lloyd is a ‘somebody’ on the team is an understatement. Also surprised to see Australia didn’t kneel and are actually standing in solidarity opposite the U.S. Not sure what’s going on here. But interesting.”

Lloyd scored just as the first half of the game was ending and then again soon after the second half began. “She became the first U.S. women’s soccer player to score in four different Olympics. It was the 10th Olympic goal for Lloyd, breaking a record previously held by Abby Wambach” reports Fox News. Lloyd certainly had a lot to stand proudly for.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Dan DAmico

    August 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    She’s the only true AMERICAN THE REST OF THE TEAM IS SCUM ALONG WITH THE COACHES THAT’S WHY I DIDNT WATCH AND DONT SUPPORT THEM ANYMORE

  2. Mark David Batinich

    August 6, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    They should be stripped of any medals they win

  3. Montie Craddock

    August 7, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Don’t expect much from such a lot of hateful , spiteful , butch females .

  4. Slideglide

    August 7, 2021 at 9:45 am

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️♥️🌎🌎🍓🤪

    Our Freedoms have a cost, paid by Patriots, to subsidize “useful idiots”.

  5. Celia

    August 7, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    These women don’t deserve to represent the USA. Hope they fail at everything they do

  6. Mary

    August 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    God bless Carli Lloyd. She won the bronze for the other team idiots. They are an embarrassment. I’m glad they did not win the gold or silver.

  7. Sideglide

    August 9, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Cali Lloyd’s respect for our Country demonstrates the will of the American Spirit.

    This is the struggle Americans have faced since the inception of our Nation.

    A minority in numbers, but a majority of Patriotism.

  8. Mr. Nobody - Tony Verreos

    August 12, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    First of all – these are just sports entertainment, nothing more. The biggest significance is in the talents of the athletes and the teamwork required to win. The medal counts are nothing but a vicarious ego trip for non-participants.

    Respect for each nation’s flag and anthem is a very basic level of common courtesy that costs nothing. Similarly, those who choose to use the flag and anthem as a protest statement mat have a right to do so if not prohibited by the USOC, but it is still likely to offend more people than it pleases. Of all protests, kneeling is the least offensive.

    My preference is the USOC use a contract with all athletes that specifies when, where, and how they can or cannot protest while participating in any Olympic events wearing their official clothes or uniforms with a clear penalty clause of violators are off the team, and get sent home.

    That being said, for anyone to wish the team to fail, for individual athletes to fail, or any other negative comments is mean and seems very un-patriotic in itself. America is about building people up, not about tearing people down. Free speech is a hard concept for many, but a very valuable one.

    Also while I thought many of the announcers were not very good, failed to teach us about rules for sports we know very little about, and there was a lot of dead time chit chat, the actual events where as great as they always have been. The camera work could have been much better. The vast majority of US athletes expressed their personal pride and honor at representing the USA, and that was not a shock – still great to hear. If you skipped it out of protest, the loss is yours.

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