US Soccer Team Disses Troops on Guatamalan Tarmac

The US Soccer Team dissed US troops on the tarmac in Guatamala. The team blew past the troops who came out to greet them and went straight to their bus when they landed in Central America.

TMZ reported, via Orbusmax:

The U.S. soccer team insists … they didn’t mean to snub American troops at a Guatemalan airport Monday — blowing past the soldiers’ big welcoming party for the team — so the players are apologizing.

Team America flew in for a World Cup qualifying match against Guatemala — and troops stationed in the Central American country came to greet them on the tarmac and cheer them on to victory.

But when the team got off the plane … they made a beeline for the bus, not saying a word to the soldiers … not even a “thank you.” The troops were understandably insulted.

The soldiers’ friends and family took to Facebook to express their disgust — writing messages like, “What a disgrace that a team that wears our American colors can’t take 5 minutes to acknowledge the soldiers that fight for what those colors represent.”

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  • Mekan

    Soccer-futball is a ‘World’ sport.

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  • Granny

    What a bunch of nincompoops! They should be stripped of their “colors”. I hope somebody wipes the floor with them. May they lose every game they play.

  • Stonedome

    That’s because soccer is not an American sport…did they think no one would notice? They’re stars, don’t you know…

  • atticcellar

    The US military does not belong to the US.. It is the globalist NWO military.. Period.. Why should they thank the tools of the bankster criminals who are bankrupting this country..

  • P. Aaron

    Big Ass whoopsie-daisy you fecal headed jocks! A plan B coming’ along anytime now?

  • Mannie

    Who cares? They’re only soccer players. Their thanks and acknowledgement is not worth a fart in the wind.

  • Ed

    Couldn’t have happened that way unless they were instructed to do so before deplaning. Lets have a look see at the coaches.

  • old glazier

    Soccer is not a sport. Soccer is an activity. No time for the troops? Your dead to me.

  • progressoverpeace

    Soccer is such a European and Third World pursuit, reveling in its banning of the use of the opposable thumb to reduce it to a sport of animals. I can’t say that I’m surprised that the US soccer team (national teams are, themselves, not very American, with the singular exception of putting one together for the Olympics every four years) is acting like Eurotrash and Third Worlders. They are who they are. I always thought it would have been funny if the US won the world cup only in that Americans wouldn’t care one bit. We aren’t about “national teams”, we’re about professional teams; seeing the best team play.

    It’s a shame that you can see this Eurotrash influence in tennis, too. It’s an individual sport that has some ridiculous European obsession with putting flags next to everyone’s name, as if they are representing some country in this individual competition. Europe is hopelessly tribal and their tribalism infects everything they touch. To make it even worse, they pretty much suck at everything.

    The US soccer team should suffer the same fate that Harvard Lawn School should suffer for having kicked military recruiters off campus – not one federal dime should go to them. Let them fund their own America-hate.

  • Liz

    Professional athletes have serious problems. Not role models anymore.

  • Patty

    Obama Disrespects Air Force Academy Graduates

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/obama-disrespects-air-force-academy-graduates/

    Obama could be an example, for someone who needs the youth vote and all.

    But, sadly he hasn’t been that forthcoming.
    ___________________

    Respect is also a visual thing, had one of these team members shook a hand of a troop, I do believe others would follow. One person would have made all the difference in the world.
    ________________________________

    So what can we do to teach our kids to respect their own country and the service men and women who helped and are helping make it what it is today? Modeling and explaining. We can’t just tell them to salute the flag or respect the military. They won’t listen. This is a generation that is very independent and wants everything to be justified to them. ”Why do I have to do this?” ”Why is this so important?” ”What I can I just get by with?” We need to model to them how to show respect, and then we need to explain to them why it’s so important. They need to see the value in it.

    Explaining the importance of patriotism and respect was one thing that our school’s not all have a problem with. Veterans are coming home and some will become teachers and they of all will teach their student respect for the Nation and the Military.
    I guarantee you, every student will come out of class with not only a love of history, but also a reverent respect for our military and country. And what its meant to be a true patriotic American – the “old-school” way.

  • bigL

    soccer is what is wrong with Europe. It is a lot of fancy foot-work, never get your hands dirty and use your head as a batteringram.

  • Patty

    Again, it is our schools, parents and examples of patriotism. It is a visual thing when it comes to the youth of today.

    Many were young during the Attacks on our nation. So, reminding the student of that day is not a bad thing. Nor is it a bad thing to learn how important it is to remember those we lost and those who fought for our freedom. Freedom they have to play in those games and live in a nation that is more respectful and more patriotic because of those who have fought so hard for all of us.

  • Mike123

    We’re making a bigger deal of this than necessary or fair.

    It appears to be a result of misunderstanding about why the troops were there. The team might have thought the line up welcome was for another passenger on the plane and not wanting to act like prima dona’s, they quietly got on their bus.

    The story alludes to the uncertainty with this quote: “The players and staff were simply unsure of the correct protocol in terms of engaging the military members on arrival to Guatemala … [the players] weren’t sure if they were welcoming them or providing security.”

    Soccer still sucks and the Olympics suck even more, but I don’t think the soccer team deserves any criticism, other than for playing a sucky sport for a bunch of one-world elites intent on world dominance and the destruction of the American Spirit.

  • donh

    They have watched Obama do this every day on TV for the last 3 1/2 years without anyone saying anything…….They think it is normal to look right past the uniform as if the people wearing it do not exist.

  • Amjean

    I would bet that the US Soccer WOMEN’s team would be glad handing every one of those
    soldiers!

  • atticcellar

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Gateway Pundit Neocons: ALL BOW DOWN AN WORSHIP THE FORCES OF THE NWO (AKA US MILITARY).. The Khazar Banksters own your minds and souls..

  • I will make no donation in the future to any sporting organization that funds American soccer.

  • Hooter

    Only faccia da culo play soccer…
    Real Americans play Baseball…

  • maryd

    I agree with Mike123. And I think a lot young people today don’t really know how to show patriotism, they weren’t taught. It’s very sad but I don’t think it was a diss.

  • Patty

    I don’t feel that they troops have been as disrespected as they were when coming home from Vietnam. Not by a long shot.

    But, I have used this article to speak directly to yours and my patriotism and how we can teach others, whether they are our children or a student. Parents and teachers have to teach our kids the truth about our nation’s history.

    We all must be darn should when we do it is the truth and not a rewritten form of our history.

    I am not too sure if students are truly aware of the battles fought and the many who died for all of us.

    You do something nice, if even a smile when they come home. But no matter how you feel about the wars, our troops deserve our thanks. That is a given.

  • Patty

    sure not should

  • atticcellar

    Supporting immoral and illegal war is not patriotism.. Supporting the Constitution is patriotism..

  • #10 June 14, 2012 at 9:34 am
    progressoverpeace commented:

    #18 June 14, 2012 at 10:04 am
    atticcellar commented:

    Ignorant clowns, stop giving conservatives a bad name.

  • atticcellar

    #25 your photo say’s it all! Micky Mouse fake conservative

  • tina

    What a bunch of asses, and probably self centered ones, at that.

  • Gravis

    #15 – Mike123

    “The players and staff were simply unsure of the correct protocol in terms of engaging the military members on arrival to Guatemala … [the players] weren’t sure if they were welcoming them or providing security.”

    That is a poor excuse for ignoring the soldiers whom had come to greet them, especially since if they were ‘providing security’, they would be equipped to do so and not just standing in line to meet a US soccer team. I mean I don’t expect people to kowtow when they see a soldier or veteran, but at least have some freakin’ respect for what they do and acknowledge them. This wouldn’t have happened at an NFL game either.

    I spit on these pampered soccer princes.

  • >>>#25 your photo say’s it all! Micky Mouse fake conservative

    On the contrary, that’s a Mickey Che, irrefutable proof of my conservative credentials. You, on the other hand, are a conspiracy mongering, anti-semitic nutjob with no home in the conservative movement.

  • maynardb61

    Soccer is a sport for the libs anyway!

  • Gary

    Did AtticCellar just raise his voice?
    What’s the matter, nobody responding to your desperate pleas for attention?

    Fine I’ll bite.
    I like AtticCellar because, unlike most liberals who quit this site once they realize that they brought hollow talking points to an information war, AC keeps popping up once in a while to remind us that some minds are unteachable, and those minds are liberal. He’s like the giving tree in a way.

    Thanks AC.

  • atticcellar

    Oh how foolish of me.. Your Mickey Mouse credentials are undisputable.. I shall now bow down and lick the boots of the masters and their servants..

  • billntwrk

    soccer number 2 gay sport

  • Dave-O

    Gravis #28 – I agree 100%. I’m tired of people making excuses for others with bad manners. One can stop and say “hello” – shake a hand – and express some appreciation for their service. This is not rocket science. It’s simply good manners.

  • auzerais310

    Mike123 has clarified the issue when he correctly reminds us all that this whole kerfuffle was all due to a bad case of mis-communication. The soccer team was not properly informed that the soldiers were there to welcome them specifically, (which was probably the responsibility of someone connected with the soldiers themselves).

    The team has expressed their sincere apologies, as they certainly seem to have meant no disrespect.
    IMHO, Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit and everyone who were way too quick to jump to the wrong conclusion, owe the team their own apologies.

    That should be the end of it.

  • aprilnovember811

    Their own impostor CIC, the Muslim from Kenya disses them. Their Military hierarchy disses them, by covering up and following the illegitimate CIC, and pretending he’s legitimate. Their representatives diss them, by pretending it’s not true. The courts diss them, pretending they know nothing.

    And the devils in dresses and suits who get in front of cameras on a daily basis and refer to the fraud as “President Obama,” diss them, by pretending, he’s really legitimate. They are victims of a horrendous lie. How can anyone respect a country or a once powerful military that lets this happen to them. How can anyone respect someone who chooses that filthy, dirty, lying, drug using bum that occupies our precious White House.

    What do you expect to happen, no one can respect anyone who allows this to happen to them.

  • dunce

    The best soccer players have played since they were small children and most of those in other countries. Further checking would likely reveal that the coaches and most of the players are immigrants that have no real attachment to or pride in our country, they just want to play soccer. The military in their home country are might be regarded as thugs in the employ of corrupt political leaders. At their age most of what they have learned about America was in our schools from hateful liberals.

  • atticcellar

    Oh what a beautiful thing.. “Our” troops overthrowing soverign nations and installing “New” Rothschilds controlled central banks bringing freedom via al-CIA-da and the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, Libya, Afganistan, Iraq while driving their own country into a debt black hole that cannot be escaped.. I will lick their boots in gratitude!

  • noway

    #18 June 14, 2012 at 10:04 am
    atticcellar commented:

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Gateway Pundit Neocons: ALL BOW DOWN AN WORSHIP THE FORCES OF THE NWO (AKA US MILITARY).. The Khazar Banksters own your minds and souls..

    hey atticcellar many soldiers died so you can be assinine and rude.

    stuff it

  • progressoverpeace

    #25 jesusland,

    Oh really? You think that national teams are American? Tell me all the examples of such, other than what we field for the Olympics (and remember that we used to restrict our Olympic participants to actual amateurs, even as the rest of the world used coddled professionals because their sense of self-worth was so deeply invested in winning the games). We’re into professional teams and individual sports populated by … individuals.

    Americans tend not to be obsessed with nationalism where it doesn’t belong, as in sports. We like performance and the best of it. But, if you think that tribalism trumps competition in America then you and I are certainly not of like political minds and I don’t know what sort of “conservativism” you think you’re talking about.

  • noway

    atticcellar commented:

    Oh how foolish of me.. Your Mickey Mouse credentials are undisputable.. I shall now bow down and lick the boots of the masters and their servants..

    atticcellar you must have been looking in a a mirror when you wrote that.

  • Smarty

    Soccer isn’t a team sport, and it is meant as an alternative to all-american football by internationalists. Plus, on what planet is RED the US color? It is bad enough that the media branded the GOP red a few elections ago.

  • Paul A’Barge

    Homos.

    Soccer is a homo sport.

    I’m sure the soccer-homos freaked out when they had to walk between two rows of real men.

    Tell me my tax dollars are not going to these soccer-homos.

  • tpartynitwit

    Everybody knows soccer is a commie sport. Why the surprise?

  • apodoca

    If anything life threatening occurs to these soccer players in Guatemala, their rescuers will be the same military they have disrespected. These guys are the products of public schools.

  • Tim in Cali

    Let me know when it’s FOOTBALL season…

    Not a fan of “International Kickball”

  • progressoverpeace

    jesusland,

    Let me put two simple examples to you about Americans’ attitudes towards such national teams for very popular sports: how many Americans watch the Davis Cup in tennis or golf? How many even know what the Davis Cup competitions are? We watch tennis and golf to see the best play, not to get our national pride out of contrived national sports teams and less than ultimate tribal competition. That’s a European thing. Our pride is in our being the best place to play, hosting the best in our professional leagues and being the place where the best know they have to come play to show they are the best.

  • lol

    losers, hope they lose every game!

  • progressoverpeace

    To wrap up my argument, Americans prefer private-sector, capitalist sports leagues, not government-funded national teams, which is what the Euros and most of the rest of the world is about. They like government-everything.

    If we cared one whit about soccer we’d have the best professional soccer league in the world and the World Series of soccer in the private American professional league would be the gold standard. But, we don’t care about soccer so we don’t have a robust private league, no matter how many times the Europhiles try to build one here.

  • John Fembup

    Just in case anyone is in doubt – -the “U.S. Team” is wearing camouflage, not red jerseys.

  • atticcellar

    #50 correction.. The “UN Team” not “US Team”

  • It Is An OBAMANATION !

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  • atticcellar

    The Germans during their WWII campaigns also supported “The Troops” for the same reason many brainwashed Americans support theirs.

  • #49 June 14, 2012 at 11:53 am
    progressoverpeace commented:

    You don’t speak for Americans, get over it. Americans love the Olympics, for example, not just because they are huge fans of the shot put or 100 meter dash, but because we like seeing American athletes kick foreign ass and bring home the gold. That’s nationalism, something we Americans have always had in SPADES. Meanwhile, your formulaic, hyper-individualist diatribes about what Americans like sound like you’re reciting something out of Ayn Rand for dummies. You’re telling us what you think Americans SHOULD LIKE, not what they actually DO like.

  • Hey atticlear, Newsflash. The Allied nations also supported “the troops” during WW2, not just the Nazis. Stop comparing everybody to the Nazis, it only makes you sound like a brainless twit. It does not make you sound like somebody with the inside track on the “secret knowledge” all you conspiracy kooks think you have. You don’t have a “secret knowledge”, the world isn’t the Matrix movie, and you aren’t Neo trying to “free us.” Get over it.

  • Josh

    Evidently most of you guys don’t know a thing about soccer, especially the US national team. The players have a customary goal celebration when troops are watching, and that is to run together as a team to the spot in the stands where the military are and to hold a salute. Broadcasts of the game are often intermingled with remote troop viewing parties and ads for the military. Every celebration is a reflection of American pride in some way.

    But you’d have to know even the smallest fraction of information about the sport and the national team to be aware of any of that. Clearly you aren’t. Some guy actually said “soccer isn’t a team sport”. Hilarious.

    Throwing out theories about the coach and players being covert European leftists and anti-American makes you look dumb. All of you. Your rage at this story stems from ignorance and makes you look like a simpleton.

  • progressoverpeace

    #55 June 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Jesusland commented:

    So why aren’t the Davis Cup in tennis and golf even slightly popular? Americans couldn’t care less about those national competitions even though golf is very popular and tennis is decently so in America.

    Yes, Americans take pride in American athletes doing well, but our pride isn’t based on that. We don’t like cheaters even if cheating would win it for America, as we have seen many other countries do because their pride is misplaced and concentrated in their nationalist ideas of sports, as if that says so much about their countries. It just says how pathetic they are, as we used to see with the Soviet Eastern block cheaters (even though we still used to beat them most of the time with amateurs) and as we saw in the Seoul Olympics.

    Yes, Americans have nationalism and always have, but in important aspects that are national in nature, such as those deemed to be national in the Constitution, not just some blind nationalistic drive in anything and everything. Our military is a source of national pride because defense is a national issue.

    I’m not a Randian, BTW, but you’ve gotten so much wrong in this argument that I doubt you would understand.

  • Patty
  • Progressoverpeace,

    maybe it’s because tennis and golf are boring. Maybe it’s because most Americans consider soccer boring. I wouldn’t read any more into it than that. If we loved soccer the way Brazilians do, we’d be all over the World Cup just like they are. We’d be all into our national soccer team just as they are. Of course we can’t abide cheating, we are a moral people steeped in the judeo-christian tradition, but that has nothing to do with national pride.

  • bg

    ++

    GOD BLESS THE US TROOPS & THE US SOCCER TEAM

    damn the “for sensations sake” trouble makers..

    ==

  • Sign of the Times

    More proof soccer is a “commie” sport

  • progressoverpeace

    #60 June 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Jesusland commented:

    Progressoverpeace,

    […] If we loved soccer the way Brazilians do, we’d be all over the World Cup just like they are. We’d be all into our national soccer team just as they are.

    We love baseball but we’re not all into the American national baseball team even though most Americans would consider baseball to be our national sport. We’re into having the best professional baseball league in the world and we’re into the World Series – in our league, which is the best and puts the Olympics to shame.

    Maybe you’re too young to remember how things were, but many Americans didn’t like it when we put professionals into the Olympic basketball team. We preferred amateurs in the Olympics and didn’t care all that much for the professionalization of a competition that couldn’t hold a candle to NBA championship team. We loved the Miracle on Ice mostly because we had college amateurs beat a professional Soviet squad – a really, really good one. It was that much sweeter.

    Americans love the Olympics, but not as an important national event. That’s why what Barky tried to do by going over and being “the national salesman” for getting the Olympics was so distinctly un-American. Our federal government helps the states/cities that vie for the Olympics a little, but we haven’t traditionally made the Olympics that sort of a national pursuit of this sort. That’s why the privatization of the running of the Olympics happened in America. Only Carter decided that the Olympics were a proper place to has out national issues.

    Evidently you and I have a serious disagreement on this and what most Americans feel about this. Of course, America has changed quite a bit over my lifetime. We put up with people in our government now who would have been laughed out of the public sphere for their clear stupidity, never to be hard from again, not too many years ago.

  • Norm

    Let’s face it, soccer is not a manly sport.

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  • dnb

    An embarassment to their country, their parents and their sport.

  • dnb

    Mike123 has clarified the issue when he correctly reminds us all that this whole kerfuffle was all due to a bad case of mis-communication. The soccer team was not properly informed that the soldiers were there to welcome them specifically, (which was probably the responsibility of someone connected with the soldiers themselves).

    The team has expressed their sincere apologies, as they certainly seem to have meant no disrespect.

    That should be the end of it, except to say common courtesy alone would have had the soccer team thanking (perhaps with a hand shake) the soldiers, if not for their service to the country, but for their courtesy in welcoming the team. Bad parenting raises young adults who don’t understand the value of please and thank you.

  • Estragon

    What do you expect from people who play a pointless Eurotrash game? Some children’s soccer leagues don’t keep score – but how can you tell?

    If you want to run around in short-shorts and keep your hands to yourself, march in the Gay Pride Parade. If you want a real sport with goals, try lacrosse or hockey. Soccer might not be so completely boring if the players had sticks – not for the ball, to hit each other with.

    As it is, this senseless Euro-sport which mainly provides an excuse for punks to get drunk and pee on each other before burning the town is sapping our vital national bodily fluids. Ban it and be done with it!

  • Benton Park Avenger

    Fußbal is a boring sport for socialists….

  • Freddy

    How is it possible to get off that plane and NOT ask any of these soldiers: Why are you here?

    This is clearly a PR disaster for the team, coaches, and organizers.

    Seems to me that ANY NBA team would have players smart enough to figure out to high five the flipping fans!!! And every one of those NBA guys makes far more money than the players on this team.

  • Lord Sandwich

    I am not sure what the protacol is here.

    As it IS Guatamalia & the US team is invited to play – If any military needs to be involved – it ought be the Guatamalian military /honor Guard there to meet them & provide security assurances.

    Why are the Americans in part uniform ? Where are their hats ? Look at the guy with his shirt undone & his gut hanging out. They are dressed sloppily & standing sloppily .

  • whraglyn

    #57 June 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Josh commented:

    “Evidently most of you guys don’t know a thing about soccer, especially the US national team. The players have a customary goal celebration when troops are watching, and that is to run together as a team to the spot in the stands where the military are and to hold a salute. Broadcasts of the game are often intermingled with remote troop viewing parties and ads for the military. Every celebration is a reflection of American pride in some way.

    But you’d have to know even the smallest fraction of information about the sport and the national team to be aware of any of that. Clearly you aren’t. Some guy actually said “soccer isn’t a team sport”. Hilarious.

    Throwing out theories about the coach and players being covert European leftists and anti-American makes you look dumb. All of you. Your rage at this story stems from ignorance and makes you look like a simpleton.”

    Gosh, Josh, it appears your inability to see the sequoia in front of your nose for the forest in your head has gone to your head…

    The whole point of our ‘rage’ about soccer, without ‘…the smallest fraction of information about the sport…’, is that most all Americans prefer American sport, not street games played by impoverished, illiterate persons on muddy roads.

    Please excuse our preference for games organically grown and nurtured in America.
    Games such as Baseball, Football, and Basketball were either invented here, or flourished best here, because such games require more than a blown up pig bladder to play.
    American sporting games tend to require as much, if not more, mental agility and stamina than they do physical.
    Each of the above games, universally labelled as QUINTESSENTIALLY American, require many many hours of player prep per game, many weeks per season, and many years of career time, in hammering STRATEGY into their heads to ensure proper mental reflexes as important than those physical.

    Gosh, Josh, please excuse our failure to see the moral, physical, mental, spiritual, and intellectual supremacy of soccer in contrast to our vile, evil, despicably violent games; games requiring *gasp*, Equipment, and Helmets, and Pads, and, and, and…
    STRATEGERY.

    Gosh, Josh, we’re sure you can offer many more ‘reasons’ than you have for our rejection of soccer, as well as for your ‘rage’ at those with whom you disagree on sporting preferences.

    Gosh, Josh, tell us how you REALLY feel!

    Cheers!
    Scott R Ragland
    San Antonio, (Thank GOD For), TEXAS

  • whraglyn

    #68 June 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Estragon

    lol said it better than i
    😉

  • bg

    ++

    almost belated:

    Happy 237th US Army!!

    wishing you many more..

    ==

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