A reporter from FoxNews was drowned out during live coverage of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s World Cup win when a rowdy bar crowd in France began shouting
“Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!”
Senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot said from a pub in Lyon, France, the tournament’s host city, shortly after the U.S. victory,
“History has just been made…”
Behind him, a group of spectators who appeared to be mainly Americans began yelling the chant over and over.
The U.S. women’s team beat the Netherlands 2-0, earning its fourth World Cup title. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe, who scored the game’s first goal, also was at the center of a political brouhaha that may have inspired the chant interrupting Palkot’s report.
Asked in an interview last month whether, if the squad won the cup and got an invite to the White House, she would attend, Rapinoe dismissed the idea in an x-rated response.
Rapinoe told Eight by Eight magazine, adding that she doubted the team would be invited anyway,
“I’m not going to the fucking White House.”
Trump responded in a series of tweets, calling himself
“a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer,” adding that “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!”
Trump then extended an invite to the team, win or lose. On Saturday, Rapinoe told reporters
“not many, if any”
of her teammates would accept the offer.