Oliver Willis

Hope Solo (PHOTO) Booed In Rio Over Zika

A soccer crowd in Rio booed U.S. Olympic team member Hope Solo over comments she made about the Zika virus.

“Hope Solo is not receiving a warm welcome in Rio.

During Wednesday’s soccer game against New Zealand the U.S. Women’s National Team goalie was booed every time she was in possession of the ball, the Washington Post reports.

The backlash reportedly came as a response to the 35-year-old’s July tweets, in which she joked about her preparations for the Summer Olympics, sharing a photo of herself in a mosquito net and one of excessive amounts of bug repellent, as she took precautions in dealing with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.” [READ MORE]