We all watched on in horror as the US womens disrespected the flag and the country during their run to the world cup earlier this summer. Now fans of the team seem to be taking after their heroes. They booed US Armed Forces during a swearing in ceremony.
Soccer fans booed U.S. Armed Forces enlistees this week at a swearing-in ceremony that took place at a match between the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage.
The fans were booing the fact that the enlistees had to at one point pledge to follow the orders of their commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump. Agreeing to follow the orders of the president, by the way, is part of every swearing-in ceremony for every man or woman who joins the U.S. Armed Forces.
The National Women’s Soccer League game took place in Providence Park in Portland, Oregon.
The young enlistees earned applause after the swearing-in ceremony was complete, but the line “obey the orders of the president of the United States” earned a surprising amount of boos from the crowd.
The National Women’s Soccer League does not have a code of conduct for fans, but political signage has been banned at games.
The booing may have been bad luck for the Thorns as they ended up losing the game 6-0.
Reaction on social media has not been kind. [BizPacReview.com]