Ann Coulter's Rant Against Soccer Is Her Craziest Yet

ann coulterAnn Coulter just leaves us shaking our heads. I swear they should change her name to Ann "Sh*t Stirrer" Coulter. Why? Because everything that comes out of her mouth is guaranteed to be insulting, aggravating, and ignorant. Really ignorant. Take her recent, outrageous comments on soccer and the World Cup.

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According to Coulter, the sport is destroying America. So what can be so bad about a game that kids love, that can bring adults together to cheer on a beloved team, that can excite an entire world? She says it's not a "real sport."

In a recent column entitled, "America's Favorite National Pastime: Hating Soccer," she writes:

I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time ... Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in.

Among her biggest gripes: you can't use your hands in soccer. And somehow, she manages to get a dig on Beyonce into the mix.

I resent the force-fed aspect of soccer. The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles claiming soccer is "catching on" is exceeded only by the ones pretending women's basketball is fascinating.

This is an all new low, even for Coulter. We are used to her taking down liberals, Hispanics, women's right to vote, among other things. But why throw those vicious verbal daggers at a sport? And she couldn't be more wrong, by the way. Millions of Americans love soccer, adults and children. She really needs to learn how to pick battles that make sense.

What do you think of Ann Coulter's rant against soccer?

 

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