The United States forward has rebuffed criticism after her celebration in the 2-1 victory against England in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
During the 2-1 win over England in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinal, United States forward Alex Morgan celebrated by simulating sipping from a teacup.
And she has been criticized by her celebration, with some saying “it’s an act of war.”
But according to her, that’s just “double standards for females in sport” as men do whatever they want to celebrate after a goal.
“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,” Morgan told Sky Sports.
“You see men celebrating all around the world in big tournaments, grabbing their sacks or whatever it is, and when I look at sipping a cup of tea, I’m a little taken aback.”
“You have to laugh about it, to see all of the criticism,” she said.
“I’m a little disappointed in that and obviously we were teammates at Orlando Pride so I have the utmost respect for Lianne and all of my teammates that I’ve ever played with. So, its a little disappointing to see that.”
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— Carlos Cordeiro (@CACSoccer) July 2, 2019