The start of soccer’s most important event, the World Cup is less than a week away. This means that the U.S. men’s national team appears less interested in winning than in making unnecessary political statements. According to The Daily Mail, the United States men’s national team made a big statement at the World Cup Qatar by changing their crest to include the rainbow flag in an effort to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.
The new logo is here in all its glory.
NEW – No longer just red stripes. United States redesigns its crest with rainbow colors ahead of World Cup in Qatar.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 14, 2022
The use of the colors of the gay pride banner is intended to show support for Qatar, a Middle Eastern country accused of violating human rights against homosexuals. Qatar is a country with a Muslim majority, so it shouldn’t surprise that its laws are different from the rest of the world. FIFA, the World Cup’s governing body, was well aware of this fact when it gave Qatar hosting rights this year.
This is the latest pathetic act of woke performance art that has made its way into sports. Megan Rapinoe (worrier extraordinaire) has clearly had some influence on the women’s soccer team. It would be a powerful statement for all those involved in the U.S. Men’s National Team — coaches, players, parent organization — to donate all of the World Cup earnings to an international gay rights group. Don’t wait!
T.J. Moe from TheBlaze has it just right here:
The red, white and blue represents all Americans. Changing the colors for “inclusion” is an absolute disgrace. There is no upgrade from the red, white and blue. https://t.co/rL8nsFkr4C
— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) November 14, 2022
This is a foolish and inconsiderate move by a team that has not exactly covered itself in glory during previous World Cup appearances.
The United States has played 33 games through their 11 World Cups before 2022. They have won 8 of these games, lost 19, and drawn six. They have scored 37 goals and conceded 62.
The World Cup action starts Sunday and continues through December. Although it is not clear if the U.S. will wear their woke jerseys on Sunday, it would be a significant burden for the players there to win. Let’s forget about the drama and unabashed wokery, and let the team compete based on their athletic merits and not their political beliefs. Also, just shut up and let the game begin.