There’s no such thing as a stupid question. There is such a thing, however, as a question that has only one answer. And that type of question was bizarrely asked of Women’s National Team members Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan on Wednesday.
The two players were at a media gathering when a French reporter asked if the United States would let France win in their Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match on Friday.
Heath answered the question after a laugh and some confusion that it was an actual question. And, yes, you can already imagine what her response was.
The cheekiest question ever? French reporter asks @USWNT forward @tobinheath if her side "will let" the #wwc hosts win in their quarter-final match this Friday. #wwc2019 #fifawwc2019 #fifawwc #football #soccer #news #womensport #america #USA #France #sport #video pic.twitter.com/NBONhnJvQK
— sntv (@sntvstory) June 26, 2019
If, on the preposterous chance that the U.S. was willing to let the host country win on Friday, then it would be one of the most scandalous moments in the scandalous history of FIFA. That’s saying something.
Heath’s one word answer said something, too. There were a million ways she could have answered in the negative. The simple “no” spoke volumes.
The matchup between the two World Cup favorites kicks off at 3 p.m. ET.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports
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