Celebratory Sip Doesn't Amuse Everyone - Page 2

World Cup celebration draws British commentary
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2019 6:10 PM CDT

  • Some saw Morgan's miming as a reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773 — it is the week of Independence Day. One tweeter pointed out that Britain "blew a 13-colony lead" in that match.
  • Others thought she was taking a drag of an imaginary cigarette. One poster said that would also work if the US beats the Netherlands in the final Sunday.
  • Morgan said after the game that the celebration was in part a response to criticism of her team. England's coach had questioned the US team's visit to his team's hotel as a possible breach in etiquette. "I know Megan Rapinoe has the best celebration," Morgan said, per CNN. "I had to try and step up this game. I feel like this team has had so much thrown at them and us. I feel like we didn't take an easy route through this tournament and 'That's the tea.'" That use of "tea" means "that's the gossip," per ABC.
  • Teammate Megan Rapinoe, who struck a pose of her own after scoring against France last week, said, per USA Today: "We had the utmost respect for England and every team that we faced and every team that we will face. ... With that said, we work hard, we like to play hard, and we like to have fun and enjoy ourselves.”
(Read more Alex Morgan stories.)

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