As the U.S. women’s national soccer team celebrated their repeat World Cup win Sunday, Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe stepped on an American flag after Long dropped on the ground to make a show for the cameras.
As Virginia Kruta at Daily Caller reported, “the team was celebrating on the field and posing for photos when Long dropped the flag she was holding. She and Rapinoe then stepped forward, leaving the flag underfoot. They continued to pose for the cameras as one of their teammates rushed forward to grab the flag.”
You should be disturbed by this unpatriotic narcissistic behavior. @mPinoe is neither a hero or a role model. I rewound and watched the entire celebration on the field. Rapinoe didn’t want anything to do with an #Americanflag before she stomped it. #repulsive pic.twitter.com/Kevbe7jJYt
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) July 7, 2019
When Benghazi hero John “TIG” Tiegen saw the dropped flag, he responded to the team via Instagram, saying that “what should be an amazing occurrence, is hijacked by the clown show to promote disrespect.”
“@uswnt I know you gave a brief to the girls on proper flag etiquette,” he added. “@allie_long, I know dragging it on the ground and throwing it down like it’s a piece of paper isn’t part of that. It’s not hard to hand it off and celebrate. Your coaching staff or trainers are there to take it. Damn Amazing disrespect for a photo op. Thank you to I think @kellyohara for running in there and picking it up.”
H/T: Daily Caller