US goalie Hope Solo really outdid herself in the Olympic soccer game against Sweden.
And I’m not talking about her keeper skills.
Hope reportedly made an absolutely savage comment after losing the game 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw — the first time an Olympic women’s soccer match went to pens.
They crashed out in the quarterfinals stage.
Obviously, the team is hurting right now, but no one more than Hope. She reportedlysaid,
We lost to a bunch of cowards. The better team did not win.
She just can’t control her short-tempered mentality! And sadly, on this occasion, it makes team US look like a bunch of sore losers.
People on Twitter weren’t too happy about the whole thing.
No disrespect to her accomplishments on the soccer field, but I’d be in favor of not hearing the name Hope Solo again for a long time.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) August 12, 2016
— Linda Eriksson (@Wosozone_Linda) August 12, 2016
Hope Solo, staying classy https://t.co/y7NP8Gkm2e
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) August 12, 2016
Some fans got personal.
Losing to Sweeden won’t help Hope Solo’s anger issues.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) August 12, 2016
Others got all political.
If a male athlete said what Hope Solo said a lot of people would shrug, call it stupid and go back to watching other stuff
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) August 12, 2016
Then the gloves jokes happened, and we’re so glad they did.
In Hope Solo’s defense, she wanted to switch to these gloves pic.twitter.com/BgzvLZulkD
— Matthew De George (@sportsdoctormd) August 12, 2016
When Hope Solo asked for time to change gloves fully thought she was gonna switch into these pic.twitter.com/TNRiXvbP0Y
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) August 12, 2016
It was the earliest the team was sent home from the Olympics since its formation in 1996.
The game was looking super close for a while; the teams were tied after three rounds in the shootout.
But it wasLisa Dahlkvist who made the winning kick to beat Hope Solo and send Sweden to the semi-finals.
Take a look at the winning penalty:
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