[Ed. – They don’t represent America and should be booted from the team.]
Ahead of the Olympic send-off match versus Mexico, members of the US women’s soccer team turned away from the flag as 98-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on his harmonica Monday.
After he arrived via wheelchair due to his advanced age, DuPré, known by many as viral musician “Harmonica Pete,” stepped up to the microphone with the wind instrument in-hand Monday. DuPré was embraced with an ovation of applauding fans who stayed standing while he played the patriotic tune.
However, a handful of the soccer players on Team USA’s roster appeared to snub the war veteran’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and turned away from the flag while DuPré serenaded the stadium from the makeshift stage on the field.