Hope Solo, never afraid to stir the pot or create controversy, made an inflammatory comment after Team USA lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) August 12, 2016
The American women failed to finish on the podium after claiming gold in London and making the gold-medal game the past five Olympics. They lost to Sweden after falling 4-3 in a penalty-kick shootout after the game concluded on a 1-1 tie.
Needless to say, Solo wasn’t pleased with the final result. She did play brilliantly, but there is something to be said about losing with grace.