While Canada may have lost their chance at a FIFA medal this year during the Women's World Cup in their home country, we're still cheering them on for their valiant efforts on the pitch — and general awesomeness off of it too.
But it seems not everyone is taking it quite as well, with defender Lauren Sesselmann bearing the brunt of some fans' rage. Sesselman, whose feet got tangled up in the ball early in Saturday's game, is being blamed for England's early lead, and subsequent win.
It's the kind of mistake that could happen to any athlete, as Sesselmann, her teammates and her coach (who opted to keep her in the game) are well aware. But considering some of the vitriol she's experienced (including being called amateur and disastrous), you'd think she was the first person to make a mistake.
Fortunately, soccer players are tough, and in an impassioned Instagram post, Sesselmann called out just those people who don't recognize teamwork in all its forms. Take a look at the message in full here:
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