'The View' co-hosts defend U.S women's national soccer team celebrations after historic win: 'These women should be celebrated'

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    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The co-hosts of&nbsp;The View&nbsp;spoke out in support of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team after they came under fire for the way they celebrated their recent win. The team defeated Thailand’s team in a 13-0 game, and the players were seen publicly high-fiving and hugging, actions some felt showed poor sportsmanship.” data-reactid=”24″>The co-hosts of The View spoke out in support of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team after they came under fire for the way they celebrated their recent win. The team defeated Thailand’s team in a 13-0 game, and the players were seen publicly high-fiving and hugging, actions some felt showed poor sportsmanship.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Panelist&nbsp;Meghan McCain&nbsp;saw it differently. “I don’t understand why when women succeed we question how they do it. Men just get to succeed. They just get to win,” she said. “Men throw those buckets of Gatorade. They do some high fives and get criticized?” she added.” data-reactid=”25″>Panelist Meghan McCain saw it differently. “I don’t understand why when women succeed we question how they do it. Men just get to succeed. They just get to win,” she said. “Men throw those buckets of Gatorade. They do some high fives and get criticized?” she added.

    McCain went on to note her further frustration with the apparent double standard. “When we’re women, we’re either ‘ice bitches’ or ‘hysterical’ and we get nothing in between. I’m sick of it!”

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    Goldberg also revealed there’s a major pay disparity between the women’s national team and the men’s, despite the women’s team having set the record for the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history in 2015. “For that, they get paid 38 cents on the dollar compared to male players.” McCain chimed in with another fact, “The men didn’t even qualify for the World Cup this year! They didn’t!”

    Many viewers on Twitter agreed that the women’s team should be able to celebrate how they choose, and deserve equal pay:

    Others felt the panel was wrong, and that the players should have acted more humbly despite their big victory:

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