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Richard Grenell spars with U.S. Soccer over the national anthem on the USWNT’s ship-off match on Sunday


Ready for some goosebumps?

If that’s the case, glance 98-year-broken-down WWII ragged Pete DuPré play the national anthem on his harmonica sooner than Sunday’s USWNT vs. Mexico ship-off match sooner than the Summer season Olympics in Tokyo:

98-year-broken-down World Warfare II ragged Pete DuPré performed the national anthem on a harmonica sooner than the @USWNT’s Olympic ship-off match 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/wnrOnZJhkC

— ESPN (@espn) July 5, 2021

However did you peep how one of the most females on the crew had been facing in diversified instructions? Dazzling now, there’s an ongoing debate over attractive what befell:

God bless him. Let’s hang fun him and nation he served & give no special consideration to the handful of ingrates who turned away as he performed. https://t.co/t5kTMUzXJn

— Man Benson (@guypbenson) July 6, 2021

As which that it’s possible you’ll well be in a collection aside of dwelling to witness on this nonetheless image from the video, one of the most females are facing ahead while others are facing away from DuPré but toward a U.S. flag on the discontinue of the stadium:

@TheAmishDude

It wasn’t all of them. It was some protesting the national anthem esteem I’m definite they stop at any time when. pic.twitter.com/6SGsYP7Pb3

— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) July 6, 2021

It indisputably appears to be like that the females facing ahead hang turned away from the flag, as Richard Grenell notes here:

Every lady on the Mexican Soccer Crew confronted the flag & sang the Mexican National anthem.

Several lady on the U.S. Soccer crew turned away from the US flag – while a 92 year broken-down Gentle performed the anthem on a harmonica.

Why didn’t @USWNT showcase the females turning away? https://t.co/8OCa7eToZD

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 5, 2021

To be determined, Grenell and others are calling out the avid gamers who confronted ahead and now not these that confronted away from DuPré with their arms over their hearts:

You is per chance scandalous. The flag is to the females’s proper. The females facing ahead turned away from the US flag despite their teammates facing them.

Right here’s a order of your total crew. Which one facing ahead has their hand on their heart?! https://t.co/pklKwlHxGy pic.twitter.com/TgngxSPlac

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 6, 2021

However there might per chance be about a confusion:

We turned as a consequence of we confronted the flag 🇺🇸 https://t.co/1JJHUWGCLv

— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) July 6, 2021

U.S. Soccer released a narrate saying, “To be determined, nobody turned their wait on on WWII Gentle Pete DuPré precise by tonight’s anthem. Some USWNT avid gamers had been simply taking a watch on the flag on a pole in a single discontinue of the stadium. The avid gamers all esteem Pete, thanked him personally after the game and signed a ball for him”:

To be determined, nobody turned their wait on on WWII Gentle Pete DuPré precise by tonight’s anthem. Some USWNT avid gamers had been simply taking a watch on the flag on a pole in a single discontinue of the stadium. The avid gamers all esteem Pete, thanked him personally after the game and signed a ball for him.

— U.S. Soccer Comms (@ussoccer_comms) July 6, 2021

They released this video after the game of the avid gamers greeting DuPré and signing a soccer ball:

❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/JEDm92H0bf

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 6, 2021

And:

Right here’s respect. Each and every and each and every participant waited for their different to reach up to Pete submit-game sooner than getting on the bus, acknowledged hi there, thanked him and signed his ball. https://t.co/0fhtkTSxIF

— U.S. Soccer Comms (@ussoccer_comms) July 6, 2021

However this isn’t what Grenell and others are arguing. It’s the facing ahead that’s the disaster:

Several avid gamers turned away from honoring the US flag and the US national anthem he was taking half in. Now not a form of that snubbed the flag & anthem tuned toward Pete. Pete was to their left. (Learn about below). They aren’t turned to him. (Every Mexican participant turned for their anthem). https://t.co/hFU0faJvUs pic.twitter.com/ksiPm72PFv

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 6, 2021

And where was Megan Rapinoe precise by the anthem?

I didn’t witness @mPinoe standing with the crew for the US National anthem.

Did I omit seeing her standing with the crew or did she skip it? https://t.co/DTgcT7tuzb

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 6, 2021

Next pause, Tokyo — and we’ll must wait and witness if there’s a flag allege there, or now not:

Ship-Off total ✔️

Japan, here we reach! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/NltNKyLiqU

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 6, 2021

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