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U.S. Women’s Soccer Fans Shout ‘F--k Trump’ During Live World Cup Broadcast

Fox News reporter Greg Palkot's live report was overtaken by the chants from fans that had gathered at a sports bar in Lyon, France.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Fans Shout ‘F–k Trump’ During Live World Cup Broadcast
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When the U.S. Women’s soccer team won the World Cup held in France on Sunday, it was a special day for soccer fans.

However, some celebrators at a sports bar in Lyon, France, had a special message that they wanted to be known as Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot attempted to deliver a live report, Newsweek reports.

“History has just been made here,” Palkot said starting his broadcast.

A man behind him could be seen cupping his hands around his mouth starting the chant, “F–k Trump!”

Soon, the entire (visible) crowd joined in, almost drowning out Palkot’s report.

Palkot, for his credit, kept on reporting even as people continued to chant.

“We were going to be outside,” he said. “We were going to be looking at a screen with the football game. But in fact it was canceled by officials because they were worried about security measures. The American fans came over to this sports bar.”

And the U.S. women’s soccer fans didn’t let their message stop there, according to the report. When Palkot actually turned to them to ask about the soccer team’s win (a bold move, considering the earlier chants), a man screamed: “Now we need to win in 2020!”

“Democrats! USA!” others in the crowd again, started joining in.

“Get that racist out of the White House!” the man railed, according to the news site.

Of course, these fans could just be of the same mind of U.S. Women’s soccer star (and national team co-captain) Megan Rapinoe, who famously quipped, “I’m not going to the f–king White House,” when asked if she was excited about a possible trip should the team win.

She has also publicly called Trump a “sexist,” “racist,” and overall “not a good person.”

Rapinoe has also visibly defended and praised Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police violence, brutality, and racial inequality. She is recognized as one of the first white athletes to kneel in solidary with Kaepernick.

When the U.S. Soccer Federation laid down a rule that players must stand for the anthem, Rapinoe complied, but still refuses to sing or place her hand over her heart, something that of course, enrages the current occupant of the White House.