Fans at a Portland Thorns soccer game this week erupted in loud boos for President Trump during halftime at the National Women’s Soccer League game between the Thorns and the North Carolina Courage.
The Oregonian newspaper shared a video from Wednesday’s game in which fans could be heard groaning and booing as Armed Forces enlistees were asked to “obey the orders of the President of the United States” as part of a swearing-in ceremony that took place during halftime.
While fans initially cheered the members of the military, they reacted with boos when the “president” was mentioned.
At the conclusion of the swearing-in, the crowd once again erupted in cheers for the new Armed Forces members.
Major League Soccer changed its fan code of conduct to ban all political signage and displays at games.
The National Women’s Soccer League had agreed to ban political signs at Thorns games as well.
Some fans took to social media to complain that the swearing-in event was political.