Ann Coulter needs a red card

July 11, 2014





Every four years, nations around the globe dawn their colors and get behind their team as they compete for the World Cup.
Here in American, soccer takes a backseat to football, basketball, baseball and maybe even hockey, but as the U.S. Men’s National Team continues to defy the odds in Brazil, more and more Americans continue to jump on the patriot bandwagon.

This is where Ann Coulter comes in.

Yes, the conservative right-wing Coulter has found a way to offend both liberal and conservatives alike with her latest quip, “Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.”

What is she talking about?

She followed that by saying “No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer.”

Let me first admit that I am a conservative myself and I completely disagree with everything Coulter said.

How is growing interest in soccer a sign of moral decay?

It isn’t. It is a sign of progress in our country.

We live in a time where we are caught in a fistfight between the right and left in Washington.

Any sign of unity in this country is and always will be welcomed and needed.

Of course no American’s great-grandfather is watching soccer—they’ve probably all passed.

Coulter didn’t even try to make sense with these remarks. It is clear that all she wanted to do was poke a stick at liberals but instead she poked a stick at patriotism and unity in our country.

That’s not okay and it never will be. All that does is prove that Washington is more concerned with the “my way or the highway” attitude of its political constituents than the overall well being of its’ citizens.

Coulter, you make me sick and shame on you for lambasting patriotism.

In soccer, officials give red cards to players who are being ejected.
Apparently Ann Coulter already has hers.

Ray Patterson is a senior journalism major from New Orleans who serves as editor-in-chief for The Tech Talk. Email comments to rcp022@latech.edu.


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