Dutch People Trolled Donald Trump At The Winter Olympics With Flag
Many people around the world believe that politics and sport should be kept apart. It's a time where you can forget what's going on in your life and focus on supporting your team or country to victory.
However, there were a few Dutch people at the Winter Olympics in South Korea who couldn't care less about that theory and sent a big message to US President Donald Trump.
Sorry #Trump @POTUS
The Netherlands First - Second and Thirth!! #Olympics #Iceskating pic.twitter.com/KqUbBB3jE5
- Jeantin Boltjes (@jeantinb) February 10, 2018
When the women's speedskating event came up, everyone was waiting to see who would take home the gold medal. To everyone's surprise, the gold, silver and bronze all went to athletes from the Netherlands.
Hilariously, Dutch TV channel NOS captured two women holding up a massive Dutch flag with the words: "Sorry Mr. President...The Netherlands FIRST... and 2nd... and 3rd!"
It's obviously a dig at Trump's constant 'America First' phrase that he's used to justify some of his domestic and international policies. Screenshots of the moment have been doing the rounds on social media, with hundreds of people loving the sass.
- Kim (@mightottaKR) February 11, 2018
- Congratulatron (@congratsbot) February 11, 2018
Congratulations and well done Netherlands :flag_nl: .
- NotMyPresident (@DavidXMonaghan) February 11, 2018
Carlijn Achtereekte, who took home the gold medal, said she had to nervously wait for an hour after her race until she was crowned the winner.
The 28-year-old told Yahoo Sports: "I sat with my dad and he was totally crazy.
"He already acted as if I got gold and I had to tell him, 'There are still three races to go'. I needed to calm my father more that I had to calm myself."
She says the media underestimated her ability before her event, which actually worked in her favour.
"The athletes took me into account, but not the press and media," she said. "I love that role. I'm good at laying down a time. I managed that now and it has paid off."
That was the first Olympic gold medal for Carlijn, who was thrilled to see her fellow countrywomen, Ireen Wust and Antoinette De Jong, next to her on the podium.
There's no word on whether the three medal winners were able to see the savage Dutch flag message but there's no doubt they'll eventually come across it on the internet.
The Netherlands nabbed an impressive 24 medals (eight gold, seven silver and nine bronze) at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, four medals short of the US. At the moment, they're sitting second on the Medal Table with five, four from speed skating and one from short track skating, with Germany on top with three gold and one bronze.
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