Gotta love that tea sipping pantomime after the goal.
Especially since it drove that Brit twit Piers Morgan around the bend yesterday.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 2, 2019
Well, they certainly failed to do that now, didn’t they?
Here is more about the victory from CBS:
The United States women’s national team became the first team to reach three consecutive Women’s World Cup finals by securing a gritty 2-1 victory over England in the semifinals on Tuesday. Alex Morgan scored the winner, Megan Rapinoe missed the game due to a reported hamstring injury, England had a goal called back via Video Assistant Referee and U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saved a penalty kick with under 10 minutes to go. This match had just about everything you’d expect in an instant classic.
The U.S. will now play the winner of Sweden and the Netherlands on Sunday in the Women’s World Cup final at Stade de Lyon. The Americans are seeking their fourth title and are vying to be the first nation to win it back-to-back since Germany in 2003 and 2007.
USA continued its trend of fast starts, scoring 10 minutes in thanks to a header from Christen Press. The U.S. has scored inside the first 12 minutes in every game it has played at the tournament. After Press’ opener, England’s Ellen White scored in the 19th minute to draw level. Alex Morgan, who celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday, ended her four-game goal drought with a fine header just after the half-hour mark in what proved to be the winning goal. She pulled off an epic tea-sipping celebration to cap things off for the U.S..
Now as most of you know I really never watch sports on TV, it’s just not my thing.
However, this Women’s Soccer team is fucking awesome and if I did suddenly decide to become a sports watching couch potato they would likely be on my list of teams to watch.
Now as you read Megan Rapinoe, the woman who said that “there was no way they were going to the fucking White House,” missed this game, but she was still in the news due to an article her professional basketball playing girlfriend wrote called “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend”:
O.K. so now that that’s out of the way, I’ll answer The Question. The one that’s probably most on your mind. And by that I mean: What’s it like to have the literal President of the literal United States (of literal America) go Full Adolescent Boy on your girlfriend? Hmm. Well… it’s WEIRD. And I’d say I actually had a pretty standard reaction to it: which was to freak out a little.
That’s one thing that you kind of have to know about me and Megan: our politics are similar — after we won the WNBA title in Seattle last season, no way were we going to the (f*cking) White House! — but our dispositions are not. And as we’ve been talking through a lot of this “stuff,” as it’s been happening to her, you know, I’ll be honest here….. some of it scares the sh*t out of me!!
I mean, some of it is kind of funny….. but like in a REALLY? REALLY? THIS GUY??? kind of way. Like, dude — there’s nothing better demanding your attention?? It would be ridiculous to the point of laughter, if it wasn’t so gross. (And if his legislations and policies weren’t ruining the lives of so many innocent people.) And then what’s legitimately scary, I guess, is like….. how it’s not just his tweets. Because now suddenly you’ve got all these MAGA peeps getting hostile in your mentions. And you’ve got all these crazy blogs writing terrible things about this person you care so much about. And now they’re doing takedowns of Megan on Fox News, and who knows whatever else. It’s like an out-of-body experience, really — that’s how I’d describe it. That’s how it was for me.
(Having experienced my own episode inside the Fox News attack cycle I certainly concur with the out of body experience metaphor.)
So once again Trump has elevated somebody he perceives as an enemy to new heights of international fame while also directing an onslaught of online hatred in their direction.
But in the end, all he really did was raise their profile and likely draw even more attention to the upcoming World Cup.
Just one more epic fail on his part.