Political and cultural pundit Matt Walsh mocked The New York Times and The Athletic, which is owned by The New York Times, for taking issue with England’s “all white” women’s soccer team.
The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur took up the banner of racism espoused by BBC reporter Eilidh Barbour when she questioned the racial makeup of England’s soccer team after the team defeated Norway 8-0 in the Women’s European Champion on July 11th.
Barbour took issue with the team’s racial makeup saying, “But all starting 11 players and the five substitutes that came on to the pitch were all white. And that does point towards a lack of diversity in the women’s game in England.”
BBC presenter saying that the England Women’s football team is too white which implies that there is something wrong with being white. pic.twitter.com/9HyHVkPnTw
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The New York Times’ official Twitter account would share the article writing on Twitter, “England’s women’s soccer team has been successful in recent years. But the team doesn’t look like the country it represents: Its players are almost all white, and it has a long way to go to improve diversity.”
Walsh spotted the tweet and mocked The New York Times and The Athletic for their blatant racism.
He tweeted, “The NBA has been successful in recent years. But the teams don’t look like the country they represent: its players are almost all black, and it has a long way to go to improve diversity.”