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Hope Solo Releases Statement After Soccer Suspension

Hope Solo Releases Statement After Soccer Suspension

Hope Solo has released a statement after being suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months for her comments at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 35-year-old soccer star called the Sweden soccer team “cowards” after their loss.

“For 17 years, I dedicated my life to the U.S. Women’s National Team and did the job of a pro athlete the only way I knew how — with passion, tenacity, an unrelenting commitment to be the best goalkeeper in the world, not just for my country, but to elevate the sport for the next generation of female athletes,” Hope said on Twitter. “In those commitments, I have never wavered. And with so much more to give, I am saddened by the Federation’s decision to terminate my contract.”

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  • laura

    This is ridiculous! Suspended for that???

  • laura

    This is ridiculous! Suspended for that???

  • JPn

    This is so wierd, nobody in Sweden even cared. This news was in a small piece in our biggest newspaper, we talked about it for one second then we moved on. She should not get suspended for reacting a little strong and saying the word “coward” after losing a big game. It would never EVER happen if it was a male soccerplayer and that pisses me off when we are working so hard for equality in sports.

  • Ash

    It’s a little too late. Loose lips sink ships b*tch!

  • Liz

    Lack of sportsmanship, being a sore loser, not knowing when to keep her mouth shut, being a b—-

  • Liz

    Lack of sportsmanship, being a sore loser, not knowing when to keep her mouth shut, being a b—-

  • Mildredrdalton2

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  • Brink

    Thank you! Well said.

  • Laura5757

    And when has a male counterpart been suspended an equal amount of time for a similar offense? Also, really? The “B” word? It’s 2016, curb the sexism a bit.

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