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Calls for USA to be banned from the World Cup over new 'soccer' chant

Callum Jones

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Calls for USA to be banned from the World Cup over new 'soccer' chant

Football fans have been left pretty triggered by footage of US supporters belting out a particular chant. Take a look for yourself:

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USA is taking part in its first World Cup since the Brazil 2014 World Cup, after failing to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.

But some fans are getting annoyed with the US being back on the main stage due to this long-running debate.

For those unaware, In the UK and all of Europe in fact, it is known as football - but in the US their 'football' is the NFL - American Football for us Brits.

The chant has started the long-running debate once again. Credit: TikTok / @foxsoccer
The chant has started the long-running debate once again. Credit: TikTok / @foxsoccer

The US refer to our 'football' as soccer and now seem to have a chant to remind us in case we forget.

In footage uploaded to the Fox Soccer TikTok account, NFL player Chad Ochocinco Johnson and fans lead a rendition of the 'it's called soccer' chant.

There are not many words to this chant, as the US fans chant 'it's called soccer' continuously and clap their hands to the beat.

It is fair to say, many football fans have reacted angrily to this, and some have taken to social media to discuss it.

One person joked: "The US should be banned from playing in the world cup."

A second added: "Federation Internationale de Football Association World Cup 2022 is the tournament name but it’s soccer tbf."

A third said: "Ask them the meaning of FIFA."

And a fourth added: "I’m ashamed to live in the US for times like these."

The clip comes from US fans cheering on their nation while they played Wales in Group B on Monday evening (21 November).

The game ended in a stalemate, with a 1-1 draw played out at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

The USA and Wales played out a stalemate earlier this week. Credit: SPP Sport Press Photo. / Alamy Stock Photo
The USA and Wales played out a stalemate earlier this week. Credit: SPP Sport Press Photo. / Alamy Stock Photo

Timothy Weah gave the USA a half time lead, before Wales bounced back with a Gareth Bale penalty eight minutes before the end, in what was Wales' first World Cup game since 1958.

The USA are due to face England on Friday in the second round of matches in Group B.

The two sides last faced each other in a major tournament at the 2010 World Cup in South Africia, where the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.

For those that remember, the game is infamous for a blunder from former England goalkeeper Robert Green, who gifted the US a point.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @foxsoccer

Topics: World Cup, Football, US News

Callum Jones
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