“You see men celebrating all around the world in big tournaments, grabbing their sacks or whatever it is,” says USA Girls striker
Alex Morgan has rebuffed criticism of her sipping tea celebration through the USA’s 2-1 semi-final win towards England, stating that backlash in the direction of it was an instance of “double standards for females in sport.”
Morgan scored a 31st minute header, which helped safe the USA’s place at their third consecutive Girls’s World Cup ultimate, as they face put together to face the Netherlands on July 7.
The 30-year-old stated she was shocked at among the criticism of the celebration, suggesting males didn’t obtain such scrutiny for the way in which they react to scoring.
“I feel that there is some sort of double standard for females in sports to feel like we have to be humble in our successes and have to celebrate, but not too much, and have to do something but it always has to be in a limited fashion,” she stated.
“You see males celebrating all world wide in huge tournaments, grabbing their sacks or no matter it’s, and when I take a look at sipping a cup of tea, I’m a bit of stunned.
“You must chortle about it, to see all the criticism,” she stated.
Morgan stated she was sad with the way in which English ahead Lianne Sanderson, who was working as a tv pundit, reacted by calling the gesture “disrespectful” to the England gamers.
Sanderson performed with Morgan ogtether at Orlando Delight within the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League.
“I’m a bit of dissatisfied in that and clearly we have been workforce mates at Orlando Delight so I have the utmost respect for Lianne and all of my workforce mates that I’ve ever performed with. So, its a bit of disappointing to see that,” she added.