Regardless of a report on the contrary, no, members of the U.S. ladies’s nationwide soccer workforce didn’t flip their backs on a World Conflict II veteran throughout his enjoying of the nationwide anthem.
On Monday, a Montreal-based conservative publication, The Submit Millenial, claimed members of the workforce have been dealing with away from 98-year-old World Conflict II veteran Pete DuPre whereas the veteran performed the nationwide anthem on his harmonica, calling it “disgraceful behaviour,” previous to the beginning of the workforce’s July 5 pleasant contest towards Mexico. The U.S. received 4-0.
The workforce was fast to answer the declare, stating that many have been turned towards the flag on the different finish of the stadium. Some members remained dealing with straight forward, trying in the identical path as DuPre.
Not true. Nobody turned their again on WWII Veteran Pete DuPré throughout tonight’s anthem. Some USWNT gamers have been merely trying on the flag on a pole in a single finish of the stadium. The gamers all love Pete, thanked him individually after the sport and signed a ball for him.
— U.S. Soccer Comms (@ussoccer_comms) July 6, 2021
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Star ahead Carli Lloyd weighed in as properly, noting that they turned as a result of they confronted the flag, not away from it or DuPre.
Following the conclusion of the sport, the workforce met up with DuPre to collectively signal a soccer ball for him. The U.S. Soccer Comms additionally famous in a separate tweet that “no one turned their back on WWII Veteran Pete DuPré during tonight’s anthem.”
“Some USWNT players were simply looking at the flag on a pole in one end of the stadium. The players all love Pete, thanked him individually after the game and signed a ball for him,” the tweet learn.