President Trump says he will not watch U.S. Soccer

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President Trump has revealed he will not watch US national soccer teams due to the decision by US Soccer to repeal their anthem policy for the USMNT and USWNT.

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In 2017 the US Soccer Federation (USSF) decide to bring in an policy which forced players from both the USWNT and USMNT to stand for the anthem after Megan Rapinoe took a knee to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and inequality in the Black community in the United States of America.

Trump sent out the following Tweets late Saturday:

Trump also shared the thoughts of Republican Matt Gaetz who said: “I’d rather the US not have a soccer team than have a soccer team that won’t stand for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t get to play under our flag as our national team if you won’t stand when it is raised.”

Gaetz also added “I don’t care enough about soccer to have a US Soccer team that disrespects the flag they play under” and he wants to pass a bill that requires the teams to stand for the national anthem. 

“If players are playing for our national team…they should stand for the anthem, they should respect our flag,” Gaetz said.