Amid all of the chaos and cancelations, soccer players around world have kept themselves entertained with the so-called “Stay At Home Challenge.” Lionel Messi showed his skills at juggling toilet paper, but there’s a new front-runner in town. In the lead now for the best stay at home challenge video is the Howard women’s soccer team.
Howard’s soccer team for the win ! pic.twitter.com/A5YMqEqveq— HBCU Confessions (@HBCUfessions) March 28, 2020
You simply can’t compete with Howard's passing and coordination of the soft tissue. All of the transitions between players are so smooth — top marks to the editor for combining each player’s juggling. Howard’s women’s team simply takes the “W” for this challenge.
Unfortunately – as many of you already know – we can’t have nice things in this world. That was never made more apparent when the following reply to the video started a Twitter war.
i love to see black girls in white sports https://t.co/OXsi2c5yLS— sadi baby (@saadiii__) March 28, 2020
This is quite possibly the worst take in the history of sports. Now, the growth of the women’s game around the world is fantastic to see and it will only continue to grow. But the idea of “The World’s Game” being a “white sport” is idiotic.
Football/soccer is one of the strongest uniting forces humanity has. The men’s and women’s World Cups bring different people from all over the world together in one massive celebration. To classify the sport as “white” couldn’t be further from the truth. Just take a look at the last World Cup winners and the diversity on this team alone.
“Soccer white sport” was trending on Twitter amid the commotion and the responses to the nonsense tell you all you need to know.
Y’all really callin soccer a “white” sport pic.twitter.com/nKJPsknyVO— Chris (@Chris___TF) March 29, 2020
this child called soccer a "white sport" and 4.2K people retweeted it....and I just-- pic.twitter.com/wBKNoi7ANT
— rain. (@makeit_rainUH) March 29, 2020
Americans: "soccer is a predominantly white sport"The world: pic.twitter.com/izjOhSrw9H
— mambacita (@its_nikkikim) March 29, 2020