Portland soccer fans booed the U.S. Armed Forces while they were being sworn in when they were asked to pledge they would obey the orders of President Trump. These were fans a National Woman’s Soccer League game.
The swearing-in ceremony was happening at Providence Park in Portland during halftime of the game of the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage. The event was scheduled months in advance when the game was discovered it would be played on September 11, according to The Oregonian.
When the members of the group took the Oath of Enlistment the crowd applauded but when they were asked to “obey the orders of the President of the United States” boos rained down on them.
Major League Soccer has already been criticized for banning political banners in their stadiums. There is not a fan code of conduct for the league, but they agreed with the partner club, the Portland Timbers, to ban political signage at the Thorns games.
“All of our operational staff for Providence Park games are the same,” the Thorns said in a statement that was released in August. “Having different rules for different teams creates confusion among staff and for fans alike. We also believe that what is allowed, for those wishing to trumpet opposition to fascism at MLS games, is also a fair and reasonable approach for Thorns and T2 games.”
The Thorns were defeated by the Courage by a final score of 6-0.
Fans of the Portland Thorns’ male counterparts, the Portland Timbers, were banned for bringing Antifa-linked fans to the stadium.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 5, 2019
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