Whatever happened to sportsmanship? Hope Solo is NOT happy about losing to Sweden in the 2016 Rio Olympics soccer quarterfinals, but instead of accepting defeat gracefully, she went on a VICIOUS rant attacking the opposing team! See what she said, right here.
Tell us how you really feel, Hope Solo, 35! After suffering a SHOCKING loss in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics soccer quarterfinals on Aug. 11, the U.S. women’s goalie went on an ignorant tirade bashing #TeamSweden. “I thought that we played a courageous game,” Hope said after the defeat. “I thought we had many opportunities on goal. I think we showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down. I’m very proud of this team. But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I strongly believe that.” Geez! No Cable TV? Relax! Click Here to learn How To Watch The Olympics Online.
But it gets nastier! Swedish goalie Hedvig Lindahl had some fighting words of her own regarding Hope’s last minute glove change before Sweden’s final penalty shooter. “What she did was an act of panic,” Hedvig said, referring to the fact that Hope’s decision was an attempt to break the kicker’s concentration. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to win the game, and Sweden walked away with 4-3 lead, sending the U.S team home!
There’s been a great deal of controversy surrounding the Washington goalkeeper this Olympic year. Following her multiple overly cautious anti-Zika pictures, Hope was actually BOOED during her soccer game against New Zealand. In response to the heckling, Hope said, “I’m glad the fans had fun. If they had more fun at my expense, more power to them.” The athletic legend found herself in even MORE hot water last year in Oct. when she was slapped with two domestic violence charges, one against her half-sister Teresa Obert, and the second facing Teresa’s 17-year old son! Hey, losing is frustrating for everyone, but Hope should learn how to channel her anger better.
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