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Say What? Superstar Goalie Hope Solo Doesn't Like Pink

Say What? Superstar Goalie Hope Solo Doesn't Like Pink

"They go and make this padded goal-keeper jersey and it's hot pink — it just looks girly, it looks juvenile, it doesn't look professional. And so I said, 'There's no way in hell I'm wearing this.'"

— Hope Solo, goalie for the St. Louis Athletica, quoted in The Atlantic magazine's September issue about her reaction to the uniforms Puma designed for the league's seven teams. Both beloved and reviled for her cocky ways, Solo, considered by some to be the best goalkeeper in the world, is getting endorsement deals from VitaminWater and Nike. The self-described "loudmouth goalkeeper" is shown here in Beijing after winning the Women's Football Gold Medal match between Brazil and the US in August. Many were not amused by her victory dance around the field wearing a fake gold medal dangling from her neck.

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bonnieux bonnieux 5 years
looks like she got on her cell phone in this pic? maybe if the shirt had a pic of her cell phone, she wouldn't care?
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
if it's part of the uniform, she should just wear it. if it's one of those stupid pink jerseys that they make for stupid women to wear to pretend the actually care about sports, she should burn it.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
I hate when girls think that it's cool to hate on the color pink (and not because I obviously love it). But I agree with Briandieselthat she's getting paid to wear a uniform and help the team win. I don't think a man would make such a big deal about having to wear a neon yellow or green or orange jersey. This woman needs to get over her pink-phobia.
ali321 ali321 7 years
Hmm... I think this is a situation where you need to pick your battle. Is it so bad? Pink isn't my favorite color, but I happen to like hot pink. Maybe it's sexist to assume woman all like pink, but even some men do. Besides I thought goalies all wore crazy uniforms. Maybe not. I don't watch that much soccer. She could ask to have a say in what it looks like, but I don't think it's that big of a deal.
x3Lorelei x3Lorelei 7 years
You go girl. I don't see them making the men teams' goalies wear pink. Why can't the women teams just wear the same kind of colors?
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
agreed Brian, such a diva attitude.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
You're on the team, getting paid to wear the uniform. Shut up and wear the uniform.
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