United States women's soccer player Allie Long dropped an American flag between her legs after the squad's World Cup title victory Sunday over the Netherlands — and then took part in a choreographed celebratory dance with high-profile teammates Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
Rapinoe recently made good on a promise to ignore the national anthem before games as
an "f-you" to President Donald Trump and later said she's "not going to the f***ing White House" if the team wins the Cup.
@ALLIE_LONG I understand the excitement of the moment, but please NEVER disrespect the 🇺🇸 flag by dropping it on th… https://t.co/39knAPiDQg— Poetic Spaniard (@Poetic Spaniard) 1562522267.0
Fox News said teammate Kelley O'Hara quickly ran over to pick up the dropped flag. It appears Long looked down at the flag after she dropped it and helped hand it to her teammate.
Benghazi hero isn't happy
Tiegen also accused Long of treating the flag like "a piece of paper" upon "throwing it down" and noted it was "damn amazing disrespect."
More about Tiegen
Tiegen, a former Marine, was an Annex Security Team member during the Islamic militant attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2011. His bio says he and his team "rushed into burning buildings to defend the Consulate and fought arm-in-arm in defense of the Annex" and held off the terrorists until CIA employees could be safely evacuated. While four Americans lost their lives — Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs — Tiegen's bio adds that the death toll would have been much greater "if not for the heroic acts of Tig and his team" and that he "personally saved the lives of many of his team and was paramount in rescuing over two dozen others. He received the Award for Heroism and Valor for his bravery that night."