The summer games are NOT without controversy and drama. From the Russian doping scandal, green swimming pools, and Brazilian political corruption, the headlines have been filled with news of more than just who won the gold, silver, or bronze.
But there’s another controversy and it’s playing out on, of all places, the soccer field.
Hope Solo and the Zika Virus
It appears the Brazilian soccer fans have not taken kindly to Hope Solo’s public comments and social media messages regarding her reservations about traveling to Brazil and her decision to pack huge amounts of mosquito repellent due to fears over the Zika virus.
Hope Solo, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s goalkeeper, has shared she hopes to have children with her husband and is concerned over the documented link between the Zika Virus and microcephaly in newborn babies. So, in addition to packing copious amounts of mosquito repellent, she tweeted a picture of herself dressed in a hat decked out with mosquito netting and holding repellent saying, “Not sharing this!!! Get your own!” #zikaproof #RoadtoRio
Payback came in the form of boos and shouts of “Zika, Zika” from the fans in the stadium whenever Hope Solo had possession of the ball in Team USA’s opening game last week.
While Solo’s concern is certainly founded, the Brazilian fans didn’t seem to care. It also didn’t fluster Solo. She’s considered one of the top goalkeepers around and Team USA won the game.
The Zika Virus Is Not to Be Taken Lightly
Whether or not Solo was having a little fun with her pictures and comments or simply voicing her concerns, the Zika virus is not to be taken lightly. The crisis is growing abroad and, unfortunately, here at home. In fact, a baby born to a mother infected with Zika has died in Texas, making it the first known death connected to Zika in the United States. The girl had several Zika-related birth defects, including microcephaly.
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