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So...The Tokyo Olympics...So?
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Takes Stunning Loss After Kneeling For BLM At Olympic Opener


Quote:The U.S. women’s soccer team took a devastating 3-0 loss to Sweden early Wednesday morning in their Tokyo Olympic opener, breaking their 44-game winning streak.

All 22 players on Team USA took a knee in solidarity with the radical leftist group Black Lives Matter before the game, a major point of contention with U.S. fans.

U.S. came into the Tokyo Games with the number one ranking in the world. Sweden is ranked fifth in the world and notably knocked out Team USA on penalty kicks in the 2016 Olympics in the quarterfinals.

The two teams last paired off in April, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, the only game the U.S. women had not won since January 2019.

The Associated Press broke down the women’s Wednesday loss:

Blackstenius’ header into the far corner off a cross from Sofia Jakobsson in the 26th minute gave Sweden the first-half lead.

The United States came out stale, with its best chance of the opening half coming in the final moments when Rose Lavelle’s shot hit the post. Coach Vlatko Andonovski made changes for the second half, subbing in Carli Lloyd for Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz for Sam Mewis.

But Blackstenius scored again in the 54th minute, beating goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, as the Americans continued to struggle. Lina Hurtig then scored in the 72nd.



As noted by Yahoo!Sports, athletes at the Tokyo Olympics were given space to protest before games and events. Team USA knelt before their kickoff, just as players on Sweden’s women’s team did:

The U.S. women’s national team and other soccer teams knelt before kickoff of their Olympic openers on Wednesday, the first demonstrations under slightly relaxed restrictions on protest at the Games.

The demonstrations were pre-planned, as they have been before various international soccer matches for over a year now as collective statements against racism and other forms of discrimination.

“For us it really feels right to stand up for human rights,” said Swedish defender Amanda Ilestedt. “It was a communication with the U.S. team before, so for us it feels good to do that and it is something we stand for as a team.”

Women’s soccers players from Great Britain and New Zealand kneeled, too, just as Team USA and the Swedish, according to Reuters.



Last November, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team notably wore Black Lives Matter jerseys and kneeled for the national anthem in the Netherlands in solidarity with the BLM movement. As The Daily Wire reported:

“We love our country, and it is a true honor to represent America. It is also our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms that our country was founded on extend to everyone,” read a statement that members of the team posted on social media before the game, which ended in a 2-0 defeat against the Netherlands.

“Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people. We protest against the racist infrastructures that do not provide equal opportunity for Black and brown people to fulfill their dreams, including playing on this team,” the statement continued.

“As the United States Women’s National team players, we collectively work toward a society where the American ideals are upheld, and Black lives are no longer systematically targeted.”

“Black Lives Matter,” the statement concluded.

Team USA will be back on Saturday to play New Zealand at 7:30 a.m. EST.



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Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.
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So when does Sweeden play the American team?
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Sweden took a knee too, did they win because of it?
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They took a knee?

Did they hear a zipper?
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(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.
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(07-21-2021 11:47 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Sweden took a knee too, did they win because of it?

We don't expect the Sweedish team to be Americans.
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(07-21-2021 12:05 PM)Bear Catlett Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 11:47 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Sweden took a knee too, did they win because of it?

We don't expect the Sweedish team to be Americans.

yes, but that isn't in the OP's headline.
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(07-21-2021 12:02 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.

I imagine most of the rest of the world would frown upon that nonsense.
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(07-21-2021 12:13 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 12:02 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.

I imagine most of the rest of the world would frown upon that nonsense.

I think there is a weightlifter competing that is trans this year.
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(07-21-2021 12:13 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 12:13 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 12:02 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.

I imagine most of the rest of the world would frown upon that nonsense.

I think there is a weightlifter competing that is trans this year.

You mean a dude, competing as a woman, against women?
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Wouldn’t hurt team play to remove as many unnecessary distractions as possible.

Endless virtue signaling has never won a single game.

Of anything.
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(07-21-2021 12:13 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 12:13 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 12:02 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.

I imagine most of the rest of the world would frown upon that nonsense.

I think there is a weightlifter competing that is trans this year.


New Zealand, I believe. Some 40+ dude who could never win anything and now he’s crushing.

So sad for the ladies…
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03-zzz
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(07-21-2021 11:47 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Sweden took a knee too, did they win because of it?

Ssssssssssssh you'll blow up Propaganda Phantom's narrative.
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Taking a knee is so stupid
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When do the Olympics start?
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(07-21-2021 11:55 AM)oruvoice Wrote:  They took a knee?

Did they hear a zipper?

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“Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people. We protest against the racist infrastructures that do not provide equal opportunity for Black and brown people to fulfill their dreams, including playing on this team,” the statement continued.

They should get a first hand tour of some of these African hoods and policing there.
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(07-21-2021 12:34 PM)Kyle Mack Wrote:  “Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people. We protest against the racist infrastructures that do not provide equal opportunity for Black and brown people to fulfill their dreams, including playing on this team,” the statement continued.

They should get a first hand tour of some of these African hoods and policing there.

03-lmfao

So brave and enlightened.
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