A former US soccer player working for Fox as an analyst deleted a tweet he posted saying that standing for the national anthem “takes courage.”
Alexi Lalas later also apologised for making the remark, and issued a statement clarifying that he supports those trying to bring attention to ‘the problems of police brutality and systemic racism’.
He was immediately targeted for cancellation by the woke mob:
— Daniel Aguilar (@SeeDanielTweet) June 29, 2020
If this is your takeaway from the organized action by our players, you clearly haven’t been listening, Alexi. https://t.co/4WERoR6gn7
— NWSL (@NWSL) June 27, 2020
No. Colin Kaepernick and Megan Rapinoe had real courage. https://t.co/iLEj38UW8L
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) June 27, 2020
Can everyone keep being mean to Alexi Lalas? It’s the only thing bringing me joy.
— Meredith Miklasz (@GothSpiceFC) June 27, 2020
Lalas immediately caved and issued an apology for his words:
I wrote a few more words about today… pic.twitter.com/1jDGXEEK33
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) June 28, 2020
Others had some keen advice for Lalas:
Here some advice: Never apologize to the Mob. Never!
— DannyClinton (@pride130) June 29, 2020
Now, all you have to do is kiss their shoes! pic.twitter.com/NUXOtrJvvE
— BigDog25 (@Dog25Big) June 29, 2020
You coward. Bending the knee to the mob
— AMERICANNATIONALIST1111 (@AMERICA85182401) June 29, 2020
You chickened out. I hope the paycheck was worth losing your spine. Congratulations.
— HorstZilla (@ZillaHorst) June 29, 2020
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