Sophie Turner took a break from her honeymoon to defend soccer star Alex Morgan against critics on Friday.
Morgan received flak for her World Cup tea sipping celebration after scoring what would become the winning goal against England. She later said that the celebration was a nod to the Game of Thrones 23-year-old actress, who “sips tea” on the regular in her social media videos along with the tagline, “and that’s the tea.”
Turner, who is originally from the U.K., is currently on her honeymoon after marrying Joe Jonas. After hearing that Morgan was inspired by her, Turner posted a video on her Instagram story to let the world know what the tea was, once again.
“Okay, I’m on my honeymoon. I’m not really looking at my phone much, but I feel like this deserves a mention,” Turner said. “Unfortunately, the U.K. women’s football team lost at the World Cup, and of course I’m incredibly sad and incredibly proud of that team. But I am so honored that we lost to such an incredible team, the U.S. women’s football team.”
"Alex Morgan, all those people hating on you are probably sitting at home, millennials drinking kombucha" – Sophie Turner
And THAT'S the motherfucking tea. pic.twitter.com/CPLOiQbRfx
— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) July 5, 2019
Turner is usually seen in her videos casually sipping wine, rather than tea.
“Alex Morgan, all the haters that are saying that this was disrespectful, I’m honored that you thought of me. And all those people that are hating on you are probably sitting at home, millennials drinking kombucha,” Turner said. “And I’m really fucking proud of you, Alex Morgan. Congratulations on your win. And that’s the motherfucking tea.”
Good morning to Sophie Turner, logging on while absolutely sandblasted on her honeymoon to talk about how incredible Alex Morgan is, and Sophie Turner ONLY pic.twitter.com/KWmRQcN4gP
— El (@kinghusband) July 5, 2019
Sophie Turner interrupting her honeymoon to send congratulations the USWNT and Alex Morgan and saying “and that’s the motherfucking tea” added years to my life.
— ً (@burningIovers) July 5, 2019
During the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. team has been repeatedly criticized for “celebrating too hard,” and many called Morgan’s latest celebration “disrespectful.” Morgan said the team is facing a double standard.
“I feel that there is some sort of double standard for females in sports, to feel like we have to be humble in our successes and have to celebrate, but not too much or in a limited fashion,” Morgan said at a press conference on Friday.
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