'17 F---ing Years and It's Over!': Solo on Suspension

Soccer star didn't take news well in documentary clip
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2016 11:35 AM CDT

Hope Solo didn't react well to her team losing to Sweden during the Rio Olympics, earning her a six-month suspension from US Soccer for her remarks that the Swedes were "a bunch of cowards." Her reaction upon finding out about her suspension was similarly explosive, and USA Today's For the Win notes a video clip of that moment that it says is "a bit difficult to watch." The clip—filmed for Fullscreen's Keeping Score documentary, which follows Solo and two other women's pro soccer players as they strive to succeed in an industry with sexist "double standards," per Deadline—shows Solo's "stunned" reaction to her punishment, People reports.

"Seventeen f---ing years and it's over!" she can be heard yelling in the video, right after a shot of her hugging her husband, ex-NFLer Jerramy Stevens, and noting, "Terminated contract. Effective immediately" before adding directly to the camera: "Terminated contract, not just a suspension." Stevens seems baffled, asking, "How can they do both?"—to which his incredulous wife retorts, "It's both." (A Washington Post piece calls Solo a "pure loser and lout.")

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