Ann Coulter blames USA World Cup enthusiasm on immigration: ‘Growing interest in soccer is a sign of nation’s moral decay’

"I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer," the controversial pundit wrote

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Ann Coulter thinks that America’s enthusiastic response to the 2014 World Cup is a “sign of the nation’s moral decay”.

In fact, so enraged is she by the country’s backing of their national football team, that the controversial US pundit decided to dedicate an entire column to the sport she wishes her fellow citizens would ignore.

“Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay,” she wrote for The Clarion-Ledger.

Her reason for their sudden interest in the game? Immigration, apparently.

“If more ‘Americans’ are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.”

Her comments come after the USA lost their final Group G match to Germany in Brazil 1-0 – a spectacle watched by President Barack Obama from about 40,000-feet aboard Air Force One.

Speaking after the match, he told American TV broadcaster ABC: “We had elements — which I won’t detail — of our foreign policy that have been shaped around the World Cup. Phone calls, meetings, initiatives we had to think about.”

“The U.S. exceeded expectations,” Obama added. “This year you get a sense it has captured popular imagination.”

Sadly for Coulter, however, the USA’s defeat was still enough to see the Americans through to the last-16 as Portugal were only able to record a 2-1 win over Ghana, meaning Klinsmann’s side secured the runners-up spot.

They will face Belgium on Tuesday for a place in the quarter finals.