Given the usual terms proffered by crowds when a keeper is about to attempt a goal kick, “Zika” isn’t the worst thing that could’ve been tossed Hope Solo’s way in Wednesday’s Olympic opener between Team USA and New Zealand.
Solo used social media a few weeks back to claim she was “Zikaproofing” herself for the Games in Rio.
RECAP: USA 2-0 New Zealand
The fans in Brazil knew that and, even though the U.S. got the last laugh in a 2-0 win, Rebecca Lowe takes a look at the crowd’s reaction to Solo.
Head here to see and hear the chants, as there’s no doubt what they were saying. We are, however, doubting it moved the meter much for Solo.