Hope Solo, the U.S. goalkeeper, is trending and many are asking what did Hope Solo say about Sweden? We’ve got the details on what she said and why she’s in big trouble.
No Hope for Solo
Hope Solo was suspended for six months from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team after calling her Swedish Olympic rivals, “a bunch of cowards.” Yikes! The World Cup winner made the comment when her team lost 5-4 on penalties against the Swedes in the Rio 2016 Olympic quarter-finals.
Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer made a statement on the matter saying, “The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players… We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.” Tsk tsk tsk.
The 35-year-old will be off the field until February. She expressed her feelings on the decision via her social media channels saying, “…I am saddened by the Federation’s decision to terminate my contract. I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven’t made the best choices or said the right things.” The full statement can be found on her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
A Miss with the Law
It seems like this is a normal thing for the Seattle Reign star – in January 2015 she was suspended for 30 days after an incident during a training camp. Reports allege she was a passenger while her husband, Jerramy Stevens was driving under the influence. He was arrested on the count of suspicion.
Click here for another instance during the Rio Olympics when Hope Solo was in hot water, again for her remarks!