Fox News broadcast interrupted by US fans chanting 'f*** Trump' amid Women's World Cup celebrations

Crowd expresses displeasure with president during segment on his favourite TV network after team wins tournament

Clark Mindock
New York
Monday 08 July 2019 07:46
Comments
US football fans chant 'f*** Trump' during live Fox News broadcast from World Cup victory party

Fans of the US women's football team expressed their displeasure with Donald Trump during a live Fox News broadcast, shortly after their team won the Women's World Cup.

In a segment aired live on Sunday, a rowdy crowd in Lyon, France, bar could be heard chanting "f*** Trump", while a Fox News reporter attempted to explain the historic moment to viewers back home.

"History has just been made. ... We are here in a sports bar in Lyon, France," the reporter said before the chanting began behind him.

The reporter then looked back, apparently thinking the chants would be about the US women's national football team – "listen to it", he said – before then turning back and attempting to ignore the chants.

The US women's national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to clinch their fourth World Cup title, and their second consecutive title.

The team will be honoured with a ticker tape parade in New York City on Wednesday. But it remains to be seen whether Mr Trump will invite the victors to the White House, an invitation the president has promised to extend whether they win or lose.

Even if they are invited, it appears unlikely that many would attend.

Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events

Megan Rapinoe, who scored a goal during Sunday's final and who has established herself as one of the leading players on the team this summer, has publicly feuded with the president, and suggested just this week that "not many, if any" players would attend should the invitation be extended.

Rapinoe had previously said in January she would not go to the "f****** White House", prompting Mr Trump to punch back by calling her disrespectful.

"Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team," Mr Trump tweeted this week.

First lady Melania Trump, shortly after the World Cup win, tweeted to congratulate the US women's national team.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in