Caught on camera: US women’s football goalkeeper Hope Solo in angry rant

first_imgUS women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo’s contract has been cancelled by the country’s Soccer Federation after her comments against the Swedish women’s team during the OlympicsThe Washington born goalkeeper has been playing at the top level for more than 15 years now and is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. But, she showed some grave unprofessionalism after USA’s match against Sweden during the Olympics. As the ladies from USA were looking for their third Olympic Gold, they were beaten by the resolute women from Sweden on penalties 4-3 after a 1-1 draw in normal time in their quarterfinal match. A frustrated and  irritated Solo who was heckled by the locals for her Zika comments before the Games, called the Swedes ‘a bunch of cowards.’ Her comments forced the US governing body to suspend her for six months but after further consideration her contract has been terminated and that led to the goalkeeper’s distraught reaction. (Also read: US goalkeeper Hope Solo hit with six-month ban over ‘cowards’ comments at Olympics)Solo was clearly distraught after she her contract following an earlier suspension that was to last six months. The 35-year-old ran to meet her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens.Solo, who has two Olympic Gold medals and was part of the US team that won the World Cup, could not believe her luck and vented out her frustration even as the camera recorded her every move.”Six month suspension no pay, terminated contract effective immediately.” She went on to say in the video, “17 f—— years and it’s over,” she said.advertisementThe short video clip is part of a documentary titled “Keeping Score”, which Solo is shooting with other US players.Earlier, Solo grabbed eyeballs on social media after she denied to travel to Brazil for the Olympics citing fears regarding the dreaded Zika virus. But she changed her mind in May and decided to go on with the team but this time she posted pictures of different medicines and lotions that protect one from Zika. She also urged others to get their own if they travel to Brazil and this led to an outbreak and people trolling the keeper on social media and that reflected on field too when every touch of her in Brazil was booed by the Brazilians. She decided to ignore them and concentrate on her performance saying that she chooses not  to listen to them.Not sharing this!!! Get your own! #zikaproof #RoadToRio Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 22, 2016However, Solo’s illustrious 17 year-old career struck an all-time low when the US Soccer Federation terminated the two time Olympic Gold medallist and World Cup winner’s contract for unacceptable behaviour, confirmed Sunil Gulati, the US Soccer President.Solo had earlier tweeted to express her disappointment after her contract was Hope Solo (@hopesolo) August 25, 2016Earlier today, Solo tweeted to say that she was resigning from the Seattle Reign to pave the way for the young and talented Haley Hope Solo (@hopesolo) August 30, 2016last_img