Fox’s Jesse Watters: The U.S. Women’s National soccer team is “unpatriotic”

Fox’s Jesse Watters: The U.S. Women’s National soccer team is “unpatriotic”

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From the July 10 edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum:

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JESSE WATTERS: I did notice during the, I guess, anthem, she didn't have her hand here, and we know that she kneels sometimes during the anthem. She said she's not going to go to the f-ing White House, which to me, was like, "Wow." And that's her prerogative, but I do think it's damaging U.S. Women's Soccer.

MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): Why?

WATTERS: I think people won't watch if they see the team that's representing our country be unpatriotic, and I've spoken to people who over the weekend weren't watching, refused to watch, and I think that's going to have an impact on ratings. And you saw the ratings were good, it was about 14 million for the women, but four years ago, 2015, that was about 22 million. So, they lost about 8 million. I'm not saying it's because of the lack of patriotism, but I think the numbers could have been higher if they had to, you know, keep politics out of it.

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