I figured the US women’s team would act swiftly when Hope Solo called the Swedish team “cowards” for how they played in the quarterfinal game against our women.
Hope received a six month suspension.
I feel no pity for Solo, and what she said was wrong. But if you’re going to get a suspension for that long, throw in an expletive in front of the word “cowards” to get your money’s worth.
I could see this winding up being litigated in court for being too harsh a penalty. Or, maybe she does three months and change of the six months, and gets the test of the ban lifted. Something like that.
It just feels two wrongs never make a right here, and that the six month suspension was over the top. A one month suspension and a monetary fine, that would seem better.