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Colin Cowherd Defends USWNT 13-0 Win, Celebrating: If Thailand Won, There Would Not Be This Outrage

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | June 13, 2019 | 2:44 PM EDT

Host of "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" Colin Cowherd (left) and the USWNT celebrating their win over Thailand (right) (Screenshots)

On Tuesday, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) defeated Thailand in the Women’s World Cup by a score of 13-0, Fox Sports commentator and host of “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” Colin Cowherd defending the women’s national team on his show Wednesday from criticism for celebrating their scores, saying that if Thailand had won by the same score, “There would not be this outrage.”

“The women from Thailand, ask yourself this: if you flip the score and Thailand beat us 13-0, and celebrated, there would not be this outrage,” suggested Colin Cowherd. “People would say, ‘How embarrassing. The United States women with all that talent were humiliated. They deserved it. Well, come on. It’s the biggest win in the history of Thailand’s Women’s Soccer Federation. Of course, they’re going to celebrate. It was a little over the top, but let’s put our arms around …’ This is the price and burden of power, and greatness – scrutiny.”

Colin Cowherd’s defense of the USWNT came after the women’s team “celebrated turning a 3-0 halftime rout” into a 13-0 landslide, some taking “umbrage with not only the margin – but the players’ continued celebration of the scores well after the game was in hand,” reported Yahoo! Sports.

Below is a transcript of Colin Cowherd’s remarks from his show on Wednesday:

“The United States Women’s National Team beat Thailand 13-0. Oh, and people did not like it. The favored United States Women’s National Team beat Thailand 13-0 and celebrated, even after the 7th, 8th, 9th goal.

“Folks, this is the price and the burden of power. It’s the price and the burden of being the United States – is scrutiny.

“First of all, let me defend the United States Women’s National Team. Soccer only allows three substitutions per game. You’re trapped. It’s not like basketball, not like football, not like baseball. You can’t go to a bench. You’re only allowed three subs per game. Number two is: goal differential does matter in soccer and World Cups. Number three: how do we know Thailand was not just honored to be on the same field? The United States Women’s National Team is the team of the Century. Jamaica, they said Jamaica was just happy to be on the field against Brazil. Remember that?

“And are we patronizing women, like they can’t handle this? By the way, the 1992 NBA Dream Team beat Angola by 70. There was very little sympathy for Angola. The women from Thailand are tough. They can handle it. They got their a-- kicked. You know what, it galvanizes teams. It gives you a reality check of who you are.

“I play tennis every other day. I play a college player. He beats me 6-love 6-love. Yesterday, he beat me and apologized for a great shot. I said, what are you apologizing for? I don’t want your sympathy. You’re a barometer on how bad I am. Yesterday, it took him an hour five to beat me two sets. It used to be an hour five to beat me in three. I’m getting better, and I appreciate him not taking it easy on me.

“The women from Thailand, ask yourself this: if you flip the score and Thailand beat us 13-0, and celebrated, there would not be this outrage. People would say, ‘How embarrassing. The United States women with all that talent were humiliated. They deserved it. Well, come on. It’s the biggest win in the history of Thailand’s Women’s Soccer Federation. Of course, they’re going to celebrate. It was a little over the top, but let’s put our arms around …’ This is the price and burden of power, and greatness – scrutiny.”

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