U.S. Soccer Players Targeted by Racists

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(FeaturedNews.com) – On Thursday, the U.S. Soccer Federal revealed that many of its players had been targeted online by “racist” comments following the loss of the team in a Copa América match against Panama. 

The USSF issued a statement following USMNT’s loss to condemn the discriminatory behavior after the intense match that had taken place in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In their post on X, they noted that the U.S. Soccer team had been disturbed by the racist online comments targeting the Men’s National Team. As they pointed out there is no place for such hateful behavior in the sport and that these comments are completely unacceptable and go against the inclusivity and respect values that the organization holds firmly. They noted that the players had their support. 

Following a red card issued on Tim Weah after the 18th minute of the game the Americans were short handed. The card was issued after Weah punched Roderick Miller in the back of his head. 

Following the game, Weah issued an appointment, noting that his behavior had let down his team and country, he added that he was deeply sorry to his coaches, teammates, family, and their fans. He continued by stating that moving forward this would be a learning experience for him and that he would not give his opponents the right to provoke him. He added that he was working to regain the trust and respect of his supporters and team. 

The Associated Press has noted that the USSF had reported the abuse to the organizers of the tournament CONMEBOL.

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