President Barack Obama’s claim that he has restored America’s standing in the world is often embraced by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who served as Obama’s secretary of state during his first term.
…but someone forget to pass the talking points on to an NBC Olympic announcer.
A volleyball match Saturday between the U.S. and Puerto Rico in Rio de Janeiro included a ball out call against the Americans, prompting the Brazilian audience to cheer, according to The Daily Caller.
The unidentified NBC announcer was quick to point out that U.S. teams receive negative responses “everywhere” they play, other than at home.
“And you heard the cheers from the pro-Brazilian, pro-Puerto Rican crowd here,” the person said. “You don’t know, the United States gets cheered against everywhere in the world except the United States.”
NBC sportscaster during US volleyball:"The United States gets cheered against everywhere in the world except the United States" #Rio2016
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) August 6, 2016
For the record, the U.S team went on to defeat Puerto Rico three games to zero, so maybe it’s the sheer dominance that some dislike.
All of which prompted some social media users to add a little perspective:
"The United States is booed and cheered against in every country besides the United States" pic.twitter.com/j6lFQ5yFxU
— AlexanderTheMediocre (@AMART1313) August 6, 2016
@KerryPicket @pammccollum that’s how teams work…how do you get to be a sportscaster without attending some Home & Away games?
— ⭐ ❤ Je sui (@BACFA) August 6, 2016
@KerryPicket @whpresscorps Uhhh, that’s what competition is. We cheer for our own team and against our competition. #duh
— AreWeThereYet (@fiscalconserve) August 6, 2016
Though for the usual apologists, America is due a little humility:
@KerryPicket we could frankly use a little humility
— Stephen Green (@NoonMark) August 6, 2016
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