Fri, September 20, 2013

Canadian soccer players vent on Twitter

By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency


Canada's midfielder Desiree Scott (L) reacts as the US team celebrates after the London 2012 Olympic Games women's semi final football match between the US and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on August 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES


LONDON - Canada’s controversial loss to the U.S. Monday night in the semifinal of the women’s soccer tournament was a gut-wrenching time for the Canadian players.

Several of them turned to social media to vent about the frustration they were feeling about the officiating in the game and also the gratitude they were feeling for the support from back home in Canada.

Here are a selection of their tweets from the last 24 hours:

— Desiree Scott (@MsDScott11): “Gutted.... Speechless. This is not real life. I am Beyond PROUD of my team and the fact we left every bit of ourselves on the pitch. #CanWNT”

— Karina LeBlanc (@karinaleblanc): “U dream of that game all ur life,but the ending is diff.The Love&Support we have received from u guys will get us thru this.#BronzeHopefuls”

— Karina LeBlanc: “We gave everything tonight.So proud of this #CANwnt team.I’m honestly speechless on my reaction.This hurts so much and just doesnt feel fair”

— Karina LeBlanc: “This is difficult 2 swallow.Just watched highlights.@FIFAcom @SeppBlatter @LO2012 I know it wont change anything but pls lookover ths game”

— Melissa Tancredi (@MelTancredi14): “I learned this when I was young ... you can’t be proud of something that’s just given to u. We gave everything n will do it again. #CANADIAN”

— Melanie Booth (@melbooth13): “So incredibly proud of this teams fight and performance tonight ... all the while playing a man down too #effinredic”

— Rhian Wilkinson (@rhirhi8): “Thank you to everyone for the notes and messages, very appreciated after such heartbreak. Tears tnight and then focus turns to Bronze tmr!”

chris.stevenson@sunmedia.ca

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