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Here's Why Hope Solo's Being Trolled With “Zika Virus” Chants

1. United States soccer’s goalkeeper, Hope Solo, is having a bit of a rough time lately.

United States soccer's goalkeeper, Hope Solo, is having a bit of a rough time lately.

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2. The 35-year-old and two-time Olympic gold medalist stirred up Brazilians a few weeks ago when she shared her anti-Zika virus regime on Twitter just weeks before the Rio Olympics.

3. See, a lot of people weren’t all that impressed with Solo’s Olympics travel prep for the Zika virus outbreak.

5. Since the tweets, pretty much everything Solo does on social media is hounded by people wishing Zika upon her. Literally people are just commenting the word “ZIKA” repetitively, or using bug emojis.

9. And while the jeering may ~sound~ intense, Solo doesn’t seem that bothered.

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“I did know they were booing, but it doesn’t affect me,” Solo told Sports Illustrated. “I came here to do one thing, and that’s to help our team win, our country win. And I’m very focused in doing that.

“I wish people would understand that I did my due diligence before coming to Brazil. It was a personal decision I had to make alongside my husband. And it’s not something I just spoke about without getting educated on. It was something very serious to me because I do want to start a family.”

10. The United States beat France 1-0 on Saturday. And Solo has yet to concede a goal at the Rio Olympics.

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