HOPE SOLO, the US Soccer Keeper made a comment joked about Zika right before the first match. The Brazilians didn’t like it. Brazilians don’t like to be reminded that Rio dumps it’s saw human poop and garbage into it’s Bay, or that Gangs control about a 1/5 of Rio, or that their president was impeached, or their economy is in shambles… or Zika mosquitos are dive-bombing the Games.
So Brazil’s revenge? During the Americans first match, Brazilian Hecklers Yelled “ZIKA, ZIKA” at Hope Solo while she was in goal. I frankly don’t get the chant. Why they think that that might effect her play is beyond me. It’s not creative, or original. If Solo had mocked Rio’s open sewage spewing into the Bay, would Brazilians have thought themselves clever chanting “Shit in the Bay… Shit in the Bay?”.