The spin has begun (see below). Still, it’s obvious in the video below that several members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team turned their backs as 98-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the National Anthem on his harmonica. The match between the U.S. and Mexico was the sendoff match for the Olympics in Tokyo but could be the beginning of the end for these activist athletes.
The rendition of our National Anthem is so touching. It’s disgusting to see the players show disrespect for the U.S. when representing us in Tokyo.
At the 1:55 point in the video below, it’s clear that a few of the players have turned away from the flag:
SHAMEFUL: Several members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team turned their backs as 98-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the National Anthem on his harmonica. pic.twitter.com/Wz9ORB0nrM
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) July 5, 2021
A screenshot of the players:
Activist players wore their Black Lives Matter t-shirts earlier in the day:
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 5, 2021
The spin begins…political spin doctor Frank Luntz tweeted out a lame excuse for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team:
I give you, the spin! https://t.co/r0nkZvwCvq
— Jonathan Falcon (@JonathanFalcons) July 6, 2021
Last year, the team wore their BLM warm-ups and took a knee during the anthem:
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 6, 2021