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No, members of the United States Women’s National Team did not turn their backs on the World War II veteran performing the national anthem before the team’s game on Monday. Members of the right-wing social media ecosystem tried to claim that players turned their backs to 98-year-old anthem performer Pete DuPre ahead of the 4-0 win against Mexico. Even a former acting director of national intelligence for former President Donald Trump got in on the action in an attempt to incorrectly smear the members of the team.

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