Wednesday morning, Seattle Reign FC and USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo posted a lengthy video online of herself apologies for her past transgressions in a peaceful, and by no means confrontational, manner.
The apology comes on the heels of Solo being suspended from the USWNT for politely tying the shoe of a Swedish national team player during their game in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The swedes would go on to score and win the game while Solo was occupied criss-crossing the tree.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for my actions during the Olympics,” said Solo at the start of her video that was posted to Vimeo. “I’d like to apologize to the fans of the USWNT, my fellow players, and especially the members of the Swedish national team. I was taught growing up that sharing is caring. On that day, I cared a bit too much which got myself and my team into trouble.”
By her side during the video was her husband and former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens who appeared to have numerous welts across his face. When reportedly asked on Twitter why he was in that condition, Stevens replied “I fell down the stairs this morning…and last night.”
Hope Solo went on to acknowledge that she will take the punishment in stride. “I respect the USWNT’s decision to suspend me for six months. During that time, I will practice on improving the speed at which I tie shoelaces. After all, that’s the issue at hand.”