Sports Trending Stories US

Soccer Star Faces Backlash For Standing During Anthem: Carli Lloyd Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Fast Facts

Carli Lloyd Biography — Wiki

Carli Lloyd is an American soccer player for the Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women’s national soccer team as a midfielder. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012), two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion (2015 and 2019), two-time FIFA Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), and a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, and 2016).

Full name Carli Anne Hollins
Birth name Carli Anne Lloyd
Date of birth July 16, 1982
Place of birth Delran Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters)
Position Midfielder / Forward

How old is Carli Lloyd? How much is she worth?

According to her date of birth, Carli Lloyd is 38 years old. She has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

Carli Lloyd receives backlash after standing during the national anthem

Carli Lloyd decided to stand for the national anthem prior to a game against Colombia on Monday night — the first time she started in a game since March 2020. Her idea to stand prompted a reporter to ask her about it Tuesday.

“I think the beauty of this team is that we stand behind each other, no matter what,” Lloyd said in response. “And uh, some players decided to kneel, and some players decided to stand, and at the end of the day, we have each other’s backs.”

She added: “Ultimately, we’re here to support one another in any way that we can, and that’s what’s amazing about this team.”

Lloyd’s teammate Megan Rapinoe began kneeling for the anthem back in 2016, around the same time former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the popular trend, which he used as a vehicle for peacefully protesting systematic racism and police brutality.

Soon after, more athletes in the NFL, NBA, and WNBA, among others, decided to follow suit.

The U.S. Women’s soccer team wore “Black Lives Matter” shirts during their warmup session Monday night, but Lloyd and midfielder Lindsey Horan decided to stand when the anthem began playing. Lynn Williams and Crystal Dunn, two Black players on the team, were kneeling with Rapinoe and the rest of the team.

Back in November prior to a game in the Netherlands, the U.S. women’s soccer team wore “Black Lives Matter” jerseys and they all kneeled for the anthem.

“We love our country, and it is a true honor to represent America. It is also our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms that our country was founded on extending to everyone,” the team said in a statement at that time.

“Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people.”

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Ad