Soccer fans chant 'F*** Trump!' during live Fox News segment at a bar in France after Team USA wins the FIFA Women's World Cup final

Rowdy soccer fans broke out into a 'F*** Trump' chant and raised their middle fingers during a live Fox News broadcast from a bar in France after the US Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands in the FIFA Women's World Cup final on Sunday.
Correspondent Greg Palkot was caught off guard by the refrain, first saying, 'Listen to what...' before trailing off as he realized the phrase was too vulgar for television.
Palkot never waivers, however, and the camera stays with the action with the profanity eventually coming to a stop. 
Meanwhile back in the states, President Donald Trump congratulated the US Women's National Team on an historic fourth win of the tournament over Twitter despite an earlier online rant after at least two Team USA players previously promised to snub an invitation to the White House. 
'Congratulations to the US Women's Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!' the president tweeted about an hour after the final whistle.  
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Palkot opens his live shot telling the audience 'history has just been made' and announcing he's inside a sports bar in Lyon, France, as the crowd behind him watches coverage of the results.
One person then gets the chant going, and others join in, as Palkot tries to cover for the surprise.
'We were gonna be outside, we were gonna be looking at a screen with the football game there...' Palkot says, before the profane chant ends.  
Palkot sticks with the shot and even gets the fans who were doing the chanting on the microphone, asking them what they thought about the game and whether Team USA stands for 'something good.'
Rowdy soccer fans broke out into a 'F*** Trump' chant during a live Fox News broadcast from a bar in France after the US Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands in the FIFA Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Correspondent Greg Palkot (in blue, at the forefront) was caught off guard by the refrain, first saying, 'Listen to what...' before trailing off as he realized the phrase was too vulgar for television
Rowdy soccer fans broke out into a 'F*** Trump' chant during a live Fox News broadcast from a bar in France after the US Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands in the FIFA Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Correspondent Greg Palkot (in blue, at the forefront) was caught off guard by the refrain, first saying, 'Listen to what...' before trailing off as he realized the phrase was too vulgar for television
Palkot sticks with the shot and even gets the fans who were doing the chanting on the microphone, asking them what they thought about the game and whether Team USA stands for 'something good.' One of the first people to start the chant then tells Palkot and everyone watching the live feed at home, 'Now we need to win in 2020' and 'get that racist out of the White House.' A woman next to him hoisting an American flag over her shoulders also yells, 'Democrats! USA Democrats!'
Palkot sticks with the shot and even gets the fans who were doing the chanting on the microphone, asking them what they thought about the game and whether Team USA stands for 'something good.' One of the first people to start the chant then tells Palkot and everyone watching the live feed at home, 'Now we need to win in 2020' and 'get that racist out of the White House.' A woman next to him hoisting an American flag over her shoulders also yells, 'Democrats! USA Democrats!'
One of the first people to start the chant then tells Palkot and everyone watching the live feed at home, 'Now we need to win in 2020' and 'get that racist out of the White House.' 
A woman next to him hoisting an American flag over her shoulders also yells, 'Democrats! USA Democrats!' 
Palkot then turns back to camera and closes the shot by saying: 'They are very happy. It's a political thing, too, as you can see, but they are very happy about this team winning.' 
The man who appeared to start the chant was later interviewed by an outlet called Football JOE and said:
'I think our team really represents what America is about. We have diversity racially. We have LGBTQ population represented and that's what Americans get behind. So I think Trump is really the old guard and it's kind of the last grasp for them to keep power but power should be divided amongst everyone.'
The man who appeared to start the chant was later interviewed by an outlet called Football JOE and said: 'I think our team really represents what America is about. We have diversity racially. We have LGBTQ population represented and that's what Americans get behind. So I think Trump is really the old guard and it's kind of the last grasp for them to keep power but power should be divided amongst everyone'
The man who appeared to start the chant was later interviewed by an outlet called Football JOE and said: 'I think our team really represents what America is about. We have diversity racially. We have LGBTQ population represented and that's what Americans get behind. So I think Trump is really the old guard and it's kind of the last grasp for them to keep power but power should be divided amongst everyone'
That man's political viewpoints aside, the feud between Trump and the Americans who played on the soccer field in France on Sunday has been hanging over the Women's World Cup tournament ever since video resurfaced from a January interview where co-captain Megan Rapinoe said she would not visit 'the f***ing White House'.
Her strong statement was not well received by the president, who responded by scolding Rapinoe on Twitter and saying he would welcome the team whether they won the Cup or not. 
Teammate Ali Krieger later came out and said she would stand by Rapinoe in skipping the White House visit, while leading-scorer Alex Morgan said the squad would make that decision together after the final. 
Now with a fourth World Cup win under their belts, it's unclear whether any of the players will take Trump up on his offer - if it even still stands. 
On Friday, Trump told reporters he wasn't sure if he'd be able to watch Sunday's final but said: 'I hope they do well. I hope they win.'  
Trump congratulated the US Women's Soccer Team for defeating the Netherlands in the World Cup final on Sunday despite at least two of the players' promises to snub his invitation to the White House
Now with a fourth World Cup win under their belts, it's unclear whether any of the players will take Trump up on his offer to visit the White House. The team is seen celebrating with the Cup
The feud between Trump and the American squad has been hanging over the tournament ever since video resurfaced from a January interview where co-captain Megan Rapinoe (pictured) said she would not visit 'the f***ing White House'
On Friday, Trump told reporters he wasn't sure if he'd be able to watch Sunday's final but said: 'I hope they do well. I hope they win'
Rapinoe was asked about whether the team were planning to accept the president's invitation during a pre-match media conference on Saturday. 
'I don't know. I haven't spoken to everyone about it,' she said.
'Not myself, not Ali Krieger and I suspect not many, if any, of the other players, but I haven't spoken to everyone about it.' 
Krieger expressed her support for Rapinoe and said she would also decline the invitation because 'I refuse to respect a man that warrants no respect'.  
'I feel that staying silent at times can side with the oppressor and I didn't want [Rapinoe] to feel like she was having to process this all alone, because a lot of us do have those similar feelings,' she told CNN. 
At a pre-match press conference Rapinoe said she believes 'not many, if any' of her teammates would accept Trump's invitation
Forward Alex Morgan, the team's leading scorer, has said that any decision about whether to visit the White House would only come after the final, and would likely be a collective team choice. 
'I think we will make that decision after we finish Sunday's game,' Morgan told reporters. 
'I think there has been a lot of talk prematurely about the White House and about Trump but first we have to do business and then I think you guys know the answer to the question anyways.' 
Asked if she could imagine a situation where some players attended while others stayed away, Morgan said that was unlikely.
'I can't say 100 percent but this team is very close and we have always made decisions together so I can't really see us deciding to part in that way but at the same time if someone feels strongly then who are we to tell them to do or not do something,' she said. 
US women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe snubs White House visit
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On Twitter, Trump slammed Rapinoe for saying she 'won't go the f***ing White House' if the team wins the World Cup. He also complained that Rapinoe wasn't singing the national anthem
Rapinoe, an openly-gay LGBTQ advocate, has steadfastly refused to sing the national anthem or put her hand over her heart before World Cup games (above last September)
Rapinoe, an openly-gay LGBTQ advocate, has steadfastly refused to sing the national anthem or put her hand over her heart before World Cup games (above last September)
Rapinoe, an openly-gay LGBTQ advocate who has been critical of Trump and his social policies, has steadfastly refused to sing the national anthem or put her hand over her heart before World Cup games. 
She previously knelt during the anthem in 2016, becoming one of the first white athletes to do so in solidarity with equal rights advocate and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. 
The US Soccer Federation responded by creating a rule demanding that players stand for the anthem, and Rapinoe has complied. 
Rapinoe and her teammates did visit then-President Barack Obama at the White House in 2015 to celebrate America's third World Cup title. 
While she has no desire to meet Trump, Rapinoe has accepted an invitation to meet Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the New York Democrat reached out to the midfielder on Twitter. 
Ocasio-Cortez shared a string of tweets about the final on Sunday, congratulating the team and calling for equal pay. 
'USA! USA! Congratulations and thank you @USWNT for your excellence, tenacity, and champion’s spirit. You did it. And we are ALL so proud!' she wrote.
'At this point we shouldn’t even be asking for #EqualPay for the #USWMNT - we should demand they be paid at least twice as much.'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also tweeted: 'Congrats Team USA #WorldCup2019  Champions! The Women's National Team showed us their greatness - now show them the money. #fairpay.'
Melania and Ivanka Trump also shared their excitement on Twitter before the president got the chance to. 
New York Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited Rapinoe and the rest of her team to tour the House of Representatives instead of the White House on Twitter
Rapinoe happily accepted Ocasio-Cortez' offer, tweeting: 'Consider it done' with a party emoji
Ocasio-Cortez shared a string of tweets about the final on Sunday, congratulating the team and calling for equal pay
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also tweeted about the need to pay women's players more
First Lady Melania Trump also tweeted her congratulations after the final
First Lady Melania Trump also tweeted her congratulations after the final
Ivanka Trump tweeted encouragement during the match
Ivanka Trump tweeted encouragement during the match
Trump congratulates US women's soccer team for World Cup victory
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