Sophie Turner Has The Best Response To US Soccer Star's Tea-Sipping Haters

Sophie Turner Has The Best Response To US Soccer Star’s Tea-Sipping Haters

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Sophie Turner pressed pause on her honeymoon (after that wedding to Joe Jonas) and took a moment to offer her support to soccer star Alex Morgan, whose controversial “tea-sipping” gesture at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has stirred up all sorts of drama.

For those who aren’t following the kick-ass United State’s U.S. Women’s national team this year, here’s the background on the controversy: During a soccer game against England last week, the 30-year-old celebrated the game’s winning goal with the gesture that sailed a thousand ships: she mimed sipping a cup of tea.

It seriously spawned a shit storm. Some people praised her, while others called it act of arrogance. Many also pointed out that the outrage over the incidence was an act of sexist, as male athletes often engage in similar behavior without question.

Alex herself pointed out the absurdity of it all, and also added that it was Sophie Turner, who often uses the gesture in her social media videos, who inspired her to “sip tea.” She also made a valid point — that it’s totally okay for men so celebrate their wins by “grabbing their sacks” — yes she actually used those words — but the world is so offended by her sipping tea.

The “Game of Thrones” star, born in England and a supporter of her home team, wasn’t about to let the haters hate on Morgan — and felt inclined to respond to all the chatter via a video on her Instagram stories.