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After World Cup Comments, Canadian Commentator Kaylyn Kyle Receives Death Threats

The US might have been more circumspect during a big win over Thailand. But Ugly Canadians were worse by far.

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USA v Thailand: Group F - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France
REIMS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates with teammates after scoring her team’s ninth goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France.
Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

After the US beat Thailand 13-0, and relished in the big win, Canadian commentator Kaylyn Kyle said this: “As a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that...For me it’s disrespectful, it’s disgraceful ... Hats off to Thailand for holding their head high.”

For this she received death threats which is kind of pathetic. People need to have some decency and sense. That’s just sick.

But we’d like to ask her one question about Canadians and their (largely self-proclaimed) sense of moral superiority: did you say one word about the thousands of Canadians who publicly cheered when Golden State’s Kevin Durant blew out his Achilles tendon, endangering not just the Warrior’s drive for a title but also his extraordinary career?


Then not one word. At least the American women were celebrating something positive, not cheering for a devastating injury to a player who has been great for his game.

Maybe you could direct your next pointed comments to your fellow Canadians about compassion and decency and kindness to a great athlete who may have just seen his career end. That’s far more disgusting than immodestly celebrating a big win.

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