The United States National Women’s Soccer Team — the defending Women’s World Cup winners who are heavily favored to repeat their championship at the 2019 Cup in France — set a World Cup scoring record on Tuesday when they blew away a determined but badly overmatched Thailand team by a 13-0 score, according to a Guardian report. But the American women continued to engage in wildly enthusiastic celebrations after each goal, drawing condemnation from fans on Twitter, as well as from some fellow players commenting on the match.
“I just think they could have won with some humility and grace, and they just couldn’t manage to do that,” former Team Canada star Clare Rustad said on a Canadian television broadcast, as quoted by The Daily Mail.
“Celebrating goals later in the game like this is just completely unnecessary. What is this?”