U.S. Women's Soccer Members Tell Fans' Employers: You're ‘Living Under A Rock’ If You Don't Know Our Game Is Important

Apparently unaware that their work doesn’t supersede the needs of business owners, two members of the U.S. national women’s soccer team wrote a note to their fans’ employers on Instagram, suggesting the employers give their employees the day off so the fans could watch the team’s game against France on Friday.
As The Daily Mail reported, Kelley O'Hara and Allie Long posted the excuse note on Instagram, starting by insultingly telling the employers that they were “living under a rock” if they weren’t aware of the importance of the women’s soccer team.
Dear Bosses & Supervisors: In case you're living under a rock, this Friday, June 28 is our World Cup quarterfinal versus France and it's gonna be a Big One! We kindly ask that you give every employee the day off so that they can eat a hearty lunch, get emotionally ready, bust out all their USA gear, and mentally prep for what will be an EPIC GAME! They will be back on MONDAY. MAYBE.
The Daily Mail noted, “In the Instagram caption, the team's social media manager wrote: ‘we want you with U.S. tomorrow, no matter what, so Kelley and Allie wrote you a totally legit excuse note.'”
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team has created a fair deal of controversy during the World Cup; in May, co-captain Megan Rapinhoe stated, "I'll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again,” boasting that she was "a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” because of "everything I stand for.” 
Roughly two weeks ago, after they destroyed the team from Thailand, 13-0, they were slammed for celebrating each goal against the wildly overmatched Thai team, and Rapinhoe was criticized for ignoring the national anthem.
The Daily Wire reported:
The women on the soccer team, determined to score as many goals as they could because the number of goals scored has an effect on their World Cup chances, celebrated wildly even after the disparity in the score was ballooning and the Thai team was in tears. That precipitated an uproar among some who witnessed the game, as The Daily Mail reported. Former Canadian team player and current TSN analyst Kaylyn Kyle commented on the TSN broadcast, “As a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that ... For me it's disrespectful, it's disgraceful.” Former Canadian player Clare Rustad echoed on the broadcast, “I just think they could have won with some humility and grace, and they just couldn't manage to do that. Celebrating goals later in the game like this is just completely unnecessary. What is this?” Kyle added, “They're the No. 1 team in the world and for me, I'm disgusted, honestly.”
This week, Rapinoe was quoted saying, “I’m not going to the f***ing White House.”
The Daily Mail noted of Rapinhoe on Friday, “On Thursday, the day before the match, she said she stood by her comments, except the coarse language. She even suggested the uproar might help her team. 'I think, if anything, it just fires everybody up a little bit more,' she said.”
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