United States President Joe Biden had a taste of his own medicine on Twitter following the United States’ elimination from the World Cup on Saturday.
The 46th POTUS sent a message of good luck to his country ahead of their Round of 16 clash with the Netherlands – but unfortunately the Democrat’s wishes didn’t have much effect on the Stars and Stripes.
In a video posted to Twitter ahead of the match, American star Tyler Adams is seen doing goalkeeping.
“Hey Mr. President, watch out!” the Leeds man says from a stadium in Doha, before “kicking” the ball to Biden, who appears with a ball in his hands in the White House gardens.
“It’s called football!” Biden says to the camera with the ball in his hands.
“Go to the United States. You can do it.
Alongside the video, Biden wrote, “Good kick, Tyler Adams. Let’s go to the United States!
Of course, unfortunately for Adams and the rest of the USMNT, they were beaten 3-1 by the Dutch.
Haji Wright’s second-half lucky strike to reduce the deficit was not enough to salvage their World Cup campaign as Denzel Dumfries scored in the final 10 minutes to secure Louis van’s side. Gaal a place in the quarter-finals.
And there was a certain person in the Netherlands waiting to have a cheeky dig at Biden’s video and his ‘it’s called football’ claim.
“Sorry Joe, football won,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote quoting the video on Twitter, along with a winking face emoji.
With the United States booking their return flights, the Netherlands are now gearing up to take on the winners of Saturday night’s Round of 16 match between Argentina and Australia – which you can listen to live on talkSPORT.
And if the Argentinians win, we guess it’s not called football after all!
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