The already polarizing Team USA has additional triggered dozens of Australian soccer followers after inexplicably calling Melbourne ‘Melby’ forward of their Round of 16 World Cup conflict towards Sweden on Sunday.
Lucky to nonetheless be within the event after a 0-0 draw with Portugal within the group stage, a tweet from their official account on Friday evening left supporters confused.
“Under the lights in Melby,” the tweet learn, accompanied by a picture of Vlatko Andonovski’s crew on the coaching floor.
It didn’t take lengthy for followers of the world recreation – particularly these in Melbourne – to criticize the horrible new nickname.
“Melbun, Melbs, Melbin but never Melby,” one tweeted in response, whereas one other mentioned, “No! Our beautiful town has NEVER EVER been called Melby. Many neutral supporters may therefore jump on Sweden’s bandwagon and you only have yourself to thank for that.’
Already polarizing Team USA has triggered dozens of Australian football fans after inexplicably calling Melbourne ‘Melby’ on Twitter
The USWNT is also lucky to still be in the tournament after a 0-0 draw with Portugal in the group stage (left in the photo is Sophia Smith)
Even A-League side Melbourne Victory weighed in on the chat online, tweeting “excuse me.”
AAP journalist Anna Harrington wrote, “Melby?! Sweden should continue on default.’
The exploits of American players in New Zealand and now Australia have generated much controversy in recent weeks.
Whether it’s the silence during the national anthem or the embarrassing thing about dancing on the pitch after the draw with Portugal, they’re quickly becoming the team everyone loves to hate.
American TV personality Megyn Kelly took it a step further, branding the team “idiots” for his or her lack of patriotism earlier than handpicking veteran midfielder Megan Rapinoe.
American TV character Megyn Kelly branded the squad “idiots” for his or her lack of patriotism earlier than selecting veteran midfielder Megan Rapinoe (pictured)
Kelly believes Rapinoe, 38, has ‘poisoned’ the USWNT, with the presenter saying she hopes Sweden will beat them within the spherical of 16.
“Megan Rapinoe, she is the leader of it all… She is not a starter. So that’s why she’s not on camera when they sing the national anthem, but she’s behind this,” she mentioned whereas internet hosting the Megyn Kelly Show.
“She has poisoned the entire crew towards the nation they play for. I don’t learn about you, however I don’t assist them. I’m not with them.
“I hope they lose… It’s embarrassing. These women are embarrassing. They needs to be ashamed.’
Kick-off on Sunday in ‘Melby’ is 7 p.m.