U.S. player Ella Masar requests Sweden stay following Trump victory
To say that some people were enraged with Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the United States presidential election is an understatement.
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One U.S. soccer player has already made a point of not returning to her native country until Trump’s first-term in the White House is completed.
Ella Masar, 30, currently plays for Swedish club FC Rosengard and the winger has requested a four-year extension with the team in order to prevent her from coming back to the U.S. while Trump is commander in chief.
“I went to see Therese [Sjogran, sporting director of FC Rosengard] and asked to sign on for another four years at the club so I do not go back to the U.S. with Donald Trump as president,” Masar told Sydsvenskan.
In the event that the club denies Masar’s request, the Illinois native has a back up plan already in place as she holds a Canadian passport.
“I’m also happy that I even have a Canadian passport,” Masar said. “I’ve actually met him once. We had to go there for an Easter dinner and I thought then that he was a scary man.”