Angry with American football, Donald Trump praises "soccer"

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On this Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Trump admitted he would have "trouble" seeing his youngest son, Barron, play American football. And took the opportunity to make a brief eulogy of "soccer", long misperceived in the United States.

In an interview broadcast on CBS just hours from the NFL final, the American football championship, the president was asked if he would let his 12-year-old son play this ultra-popular sport in the US. United, but increasingly criticized for its violence and concussions suffered by the players.

" That's a very good question. It's very hard as a question. If he wanted to, yes. But would I push him towards that? No, "says the White House tenant, adding that many players were of his opinion. "In fact, he does a lot of football (" soccer "), he likes that," continues the president.

"Football is moving quickly"

"A lot of people, including me, thought that football would never work in our country, but it's happening quickly," he says in a rare tribute in the mouth of an American president to "soccer". The round ball has long been considered a sport for women and children in the United States, before developing, especially under the impetus of Hispanic minorities.

Donald Trump has personally campaigned for the United States to organize the 2026 World Cup with their Mexican and Canadian neighbors. After winning the 2026 World Cup, he hosted FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the White House, explaining that the World Cup was "perhaps the biggest sporting event in the world".

The American president, a big fan of American football, regularly criticizes the NFL, which he accuses of not being severe with the players who kneel during the national anthem to protest the violence (…)

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