The United States Men’s National Team beat rivals Mexico last night thanks to a solitary goal from Tyler Adams. Unfortunately, the game was marred by homophobic chants coming from the Mexican fan base, El Tri.
Despite homophobic chants taking place, and not for the first time, many people took issue with Matt Miazga’s on-field ‘banter’ rather than what can only be described as outdated abuse which has no place in soccer, or society for that matter.
It was in the second half when Matt Miazga looked to frustrate and anger the opposition as he made fun of Diego Lainez’s height. This isn’t the first time it has happened in soccer and it certainly won’t be the last. The fact that people are offended by it and are trying to make it into an issue really does make me laugh.
“We talked a little smack, It’s part of the game. It’s mental warfare. We got in their heads. They got a red card right after it. It took a toll and we won the game.” – Matt Miazga
Miazga was sitting on a yellow card as the incident unfolded so he showed real intelligence when he didn’t react to the Mexican players’ response.
Above is one of the tweets I was left dumbfounded by. Blaming and taking issue with one race in particular and comparing playground soccer antics to Donald Trump… Ironically, he has ‘social justice’ in his bio but failed to condemn the homophobic chants. He just wanted an excuse to push his political agenda and slander white people.
Some people really think that because Miazga made fun of an opponents height, he must believe that any player who is short happens to be bad at soccer… Listen up everyone. Lionel Messi, the best player ever in my opinion and five-time Ballon d’Or winner is, erm, 5ft 7. I bet Matt thinks that he is terrible (facepalm).
This “Haha, you’re smaller than me” style of banter is here to stay, so get used to it soccer snowflakes. It was deployed in an attempt to anger and frustrate the Mexican team but it also left the whole fan base red in the face.
Job done. Well in, Matt Miazga.
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