Was it wrong for Landon Donovan to root for Mexico? | The Tylt

Was it wrong for Landon Donovan to root for Mexico?

USA Soccer legend Landon Donovan supported hated-rival Mexico before the country's big win against Germany, igniting a firestorm of angry Twitter responses from USMNT fans. USA vs. Mexico is one of the fiercest rivalries in the world. To many, a USMNT player rooting for Mexico is the ultimate betrayal. However, the United States isn't in the World Cup and rooting for your neighbor, especially in this political climate, is an act of goodwill that can go a long way. What do you think? ⚽

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Is Landon Donovan, one of the greatest United States soccer players of all time, simply wrong?

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What a travesty. One of the most successful United States soccer players sold out to root for a rival whose fans have literally thrown trash at him. This goes against everything USA soccer is about. You don't see Argentina rooting for Brazil, or Mexico rooting for the United States ever. This looks like a cash grab and a betrayal of the team and country he represented. You can love Mexico and Mexicans without loving the El Tri.

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Why so serious? Donovan grew up playing with Mexicans who inspired his love for the game. There's wrong with him rooting for Mexico. Especially with all the politics that is going on, a little unity is welcome. People giving him grief take themselves too seriously. 

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Sports
Was it wrong for Landon Donovan to root for Mexico?
#DonovanBetrayal
A festive crown for the winner
#UnifyDontDivide