‘F**k Trump!’ – President savaged by USA fans after women win World Cup despite pay row

Despite the clash between the US President and some of the women’s team members – including co-captain Megan Rapinoe, who has insisted she will not attend the White House after the win – Trump congratulated the team following their 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. Fox News travelled to a local bar in Lyon to gauge their supporters’ reaction after the match. Instead of praising the team, the news station caught a section of the bar chanting against their President.

Clearly heard on the feed, the fans began to chant “f**k Trump” as the broadcaster tried to report from the scene.

During their World Cup campaign, a video emerged of Rapinoe saying she would not attend the White House, which instantly sparked a confrontation with Trump.

Although the two have been at odds since that moment, Trump praised the team following their win on Sunday.

He tweeted: “Congratulations to the US Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup!

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“Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!’

Aside from Rapinoe’s comments, the US team was caught up in controversy following their win over England in the semi-final.

In their win, Alex Morgan scored and subsequently celebrated by pretending to sip a teacup.

Immediately after the game, the striker was widely criticised for her actions after the goal.

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Away from the clash between the President and the football team, the now World Champions have spoken of the pay gap between them and their male counterparts.

Despite the differing levels of popularity between the two teams, the women’s side is paid far less.

Speaking about the gap between the prize money for the winners of the Women’s World Cup and their male counterparts.

Rapinoe said that it was “not fair” and said that the issue shows that female footballers are less respected.


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