Tom Brady Speaks After US Women’s Soccer Team Was Accused Of Disrespecting National Anthem


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Former NFL star quarterback Tom Brady has spoken for the first time since many people decried the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for, what they believe, was disrespecting the National Anthem.

The day after the controversy Brady sent a message of support to the team and ignored the incident during the playing of the National Anthem.

‘Team USA is gearing up to do something I was never able to pull off,” he said in a video. “A three-peat. So, I just wanted to give a shout out to our squad as they go for their third consecutive World Cup. We are all back here watching and cheering for you guys so bring it home.”

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) has sparked controversy again by not singing the National Anthem.

It came before their match against Vietnam, in which the United States team was victorious after the Vietnamese team loudly sang theirs.


The majority of the team just stared straight as the National Anthem played in New Zealand’s Eden Park arena and only 5 of the 11 who stood for the anthem placed their hands over their hearts,” video showed.

And only three of the players, Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher and Lindsey Horan, actually sang the words.

The United States team defeated Vietnam 3 – 0 but drew the ire of many people online.

“Americans are being trained to hate their country. These angry women are representing a country they despise at the World Cup. Our schools are failing…,” one Twitter user said.

“These spoiled a$$ athletes need to be reminded they don’t play for the name on the back of the jersey. They play for the name on the front of it. And if they hate our country so much, go play somewhere else. You won’t be missed,” another said.

“If these players don’t love the country they are representing, they should not be on the team. As an ex athlete, I always loved who I represented. It is an insult to every American to behave in such a disrespectful manner,” another said.

“Just another reason not to watch women’s soccer. Besides the fact that it’s boring, they can’t beat a high school team ..they expect the same amount of money as the men yet don’t bring in the same revenue, have equal talent or deliver the same quality football,” another Twitter user said.

Megan Rapinoe, a known liberal and anti-Trumper, made waves last week when she was interviewed by Time Magazine and said that women’s sports was being “weaponized” by people who stand against transgender women competing against biological women. She said it was “total bulls—,” and asked someone to “show me all the trans people who are nefariously taking advantage of being trans in sports. It’s just not happening.”


Former champion gymnast Jennifer Sey snickered at her comments in an interview with Fox News.

“I guess I would ask her why in [2017] when the best women’s soccer team in the world lost to 15-year-old high school boys, how – why was that? How did that happen?” she said. “An average high school boys team. They lost – the best women’s soccer team in the world… There is advantage. This is not trans bigotry. This is about girls and women.”

“We have to acknowledge that biology, testosterone in and of itself, but also having going through male puberty confers advantages. That’s why we have separate categories of men’s and women’s sports. Denying that is denying reality,” she said. “So, I am very much in favor of protecting women’s sports and giving women a fair and even playing field to compete against each other, access the educational opportunities that come from that.”

“And I think if we don’t stand up now and defend women’s spaces, essentially what we’re agreeing to is there is no difference. Men do not have physical advantages and there will be no gender categories in sports if we don’t say no to it now. There will be no categories,” the former gymnast said.

“The companies that do would argue it’s about inclusion, but what people are rejecting is not the idea of inclusion, they’re rejecting an underlying ideology which states that men can be women and that there is no such thing as biology,” she said. “These companies have taken these stances to curry favor with consumers. And what they’ve learned very quickly is there’s a large portion of consumers that are saying, ‘Yeah, no. I don’t believe in that. I’m gonna take my business elsewhere.'”

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