November 29, U.S. national team coach Greg Behalter and captain Taylor Adams were together
He issued an apology to Iran at a special news conference in which reporters pressed him about American racism, US immigration policies, inflation and the US fleet in the Persian Gulf.
Note: It is an “ambush” carefully prepared by Iranian journalists
Asked about the “disrespectful” and “unprofessional” incident with the flag, Berhalter said: “We don’t know what U.S. Soccer has done. All we can do is apologize on behalf of the players and staff. It
It’s not something we can control as players and coaches, some things are out of our control.
We don’t want to appear cold, uncaring – all our thoughts are with the Iranian people, the whole team and everyone – but our focus is on the game.
Sitting next to him, Adams was asked if it was “okay to represent a country that has so much discrimination against black people”.
He replied: “Everywhere you go there is discrimination. In America, we improve every day. And I grew up in a white family with an African-American background. Education is very important. You are teaching me now.
Declaration of the Nation.”
Another question put it this way: “Why doesn’t your government withdraw its fleet from the Persian Gulf?” Another reporter wondered why, as an American, Berhalter was “very popular” in Iran, but
Holders of Iranian passports do not automatically enter the United States.
“I don’t know much about politics – I’m a football coach – I don’t know much about international politics so I can’t comment on that,” Berhart said, adding that sport can bring people together,”
Compete like brothers”.
The question of inflation in the United States was also asked in the context of American fans “supporting you or not caring about the team”, and he was also asked about what former US coach Jurgen Klinsmann called “psychological warfare”.
Klinsmann once said that refereeing culture is part of Iranian culture.
Adams concluded by saying that the U.S. players will “continue to express our support and sympathy for what is happening to the Iranian team and people,” but they are “highly focused” on the game.
It’s too outrageous!
The official social media of the US team actually changed the Iranian flag and deleted the national emblem