Sticks and stones may break her bones, but hateful words will land Hope Solo a six-month suspension. The goalie for the US women’s soccer team found herself in some HOT water following her trashy comments against #TeamSweden during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read the details, right here.
#TeamUSA’s women’s soccer team suffered a SHOCKING loss to #TeamSweden during the 2016 Rio Olympics quarterfinals. While we were ALL upset and taken aback by their defeat, goalie Hope Solo was probably the angriest of us all. During an interview after the nail-biting match, Hope called the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards.” Now, she is facing a six-month suspension for her poor display of sportsmanship. “The best team did not win today, I strongly, firmly believe that,” she continued in a BITTER rant.
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati found Hope’s comments to be “unacceptable and do not meet the standards of conduct we require from our National Team players,” according to TMZ. What makes this story interesting is the fact that Sunil considers Hope’s OFF-FIELD behavior just as lowbrow as her “cowards” comment. He wouldn’t give any specifics, but we think we know what he’s talking about since Hope was literally BOOED during her match against New Zealand in Rio.
Leading up to the Olympics, the Washington-native posted a series of overly cautious anti-Zika pictures on Instagram. She received a lot of hate for being extremely critical of a country that has so much history and natural beauty. But before the Zika scandal, Hope was slapped with TWO domestic violence charges, both issued by her HALF-SISTER, Teresa Obert. THEN, there was an incident involving her husband, Jerramy Stevens, who illegally took the women’s soccer van for a joyride during the time of his DUI arrest in 2015. At the time, Hope was suspended for 30 days. Sunil’s statement marks the SECOND time Hope will be benched, and we hope it’s the last!
UPDATE: Hope has responded to her suspension. See her tweet below.
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think of Hope’s six-month suspension, too long or too short?