Criticism against Canadian soccer venues despicable

American star Abby Wambach has ripped the use of turf at Canadian venues for the 2015 Women's World...

American star Abby Wambach has ripped the use of turf at Canadian venues for the 2015 Women's World Cup, although Wambach plays on a synthetic surface as a member of the Western New York Flash. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP/Files)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:15 PM ET

TORONTO - Criticism against FIFA’s decision to award Canada the 2015 Women’s World Cup has moved from delusional to disingenuous after Kobe Bryant’s propaganda-laden tweet went viral this week.

The NBA great sent out a photo of Sydney Leroux’s legs “after playing on turf.”

In it, the U.S. soccer star’s lower limbs appear mangled — akin to something out of Blackhawk Down.

That photo even compelled NBAer Kevin Durant to slam soccer’s governing body for awarding Canada a tournament that will feature entirely on plastic.

That turf, in essence, is why a group of America’s top female footballers are threatening to sue the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA.

Bryant and Co. would have you believe new-age field turf is a small step up from asphalt — or concrete.

That’s the message — the image — he and other whiners south of the border are shamefully attempting to sell with online rhetoric that easily sways unknowing fans.

There’s a potential lawsuit, however, behind all the noise.


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