U.S. soccer player is benched for refusing to wear woke pride jersey

Fox News reports that a member of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer League was just benched for refusing to wear a so-called pride jersey. 

The player is 29-year-old Jaelene Daniels, who is a defender for the North Carolina Courage.

What’s going on?

The North Carolina Courage is one of those woke sports teams, and they recently wanted to put their wokeness on display by wearing a so-called pride jersey.

What’s a pride jersey? Essentially, it is a way to show acceptance and support of LGBTQ+ identification and lifestyles. The jersey contained the team’s logo but in rainbow colors, colors that have become synonymous with LGBTQ+ activism.

Daniels, though, wasn’t having it. She refused to wear the pride jersey on Friday during the Courage’s game against the Washington Spirit. So, before the game got underway, the Courage announced that Daniels would not be participating in the game, and the team made it clear that this is because she refuses to wear the pride jersey.

“Jaelene will not be rostered tonight as she has made the decision to not wear our Pride jersey,” the team wrote. “While we’re disappointed with her choice, we respect her right to make that decision for herself.”

Daniels responds

Daniels, who is a Christian, addressed the matter on social media.

“I remain committed to my faith and my desire for people to know that my love for them isn’t based on their belief system or sexuality,” she wrote. “I pray and firmly believe that my teammates know how much I cherish them, respect them, and love them.”

It’s not the first time

This particular situation is not that unusual for Daniels. Back in 2017, Daniels actually turned down an offer to play for the U.S. women’s national team because she refused to wear one of these pride jerseys.

For this reason, the Courage faced a lot of criticism from fans when the team decided to sign Daniels to a one-year deal this past December. The team responded by trying to assure fans that their concerns were being addressed.

Daniels also, in the past, has spoken out against gay marriage, saying, “This world is falling farther and farther away from God… all that can be done by believers is to continue to pray.”

It’s good to finally find an athlete who refuses to cave to the woke mob. There is little doubt that Daniels is earning herself many fans.

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