News that Olympian Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury while competing in the World Cup in Switzerland on Saturday was greeted with glee by Fox News fans still angered by her comments about President Donald Trump earlier in the week.
In an interview aired in CNN on Thursday, Vonn said she had no interest in visiting Trump at the White House should she win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in 2018.
“I was asked my opinion and I gave it,” Vonn explained on Friday. “I mean, it’s not necessarily my place to be sticking my nose in politics, but as an athlete I do have a voice.”
Friday morning, a host on Fox & Friends criticized Vonn, calling her “un-American,” and derided the Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Cup overall champion as “just another celebrity, another Hollywood person who doesn’t agree with the president.”
News that Vonn suffered a back injury on Saturday was celebrated by many Fox News fans on Twitter, with some calling it “karma” because they feel she attacked the president.
You can can read a sampling of their cruel comments below:
What goes around comes around lindsey.
— billrotor (@bill_ro37mbh) December 10, 2017
Good hope she misses the Olympics she doesn’t represent the USA in my book…
— Pat cerasia (@PCerasia) December 10, 2017
These athletes that use the platform to voice their political views, thinking they are convincing others, are actually doing opposite of their intentions.
— chaz starnes (@chazstarnes) December 10, 2017
— Billy Woodbine (@Billy_Woodbine) December 10, 2017
It’s funny, there is a God!!
— Diana DeMatteo (@DianaDeMatteo1) December 10, 2017
Well all this drama and you think we care about selfish anti-American rhetoric, WE DON’T!
— Bill Sowder (@BillSowder) December 10, 2017
Good. I don’t like to applaud harm. What goes around comes around. She GOT BIT!!
— Shary (@Namashary) December 10, 2017
— Marty Easterling (@martyeasterlin1) December 10, 2017
1# Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.
— Repent N Live💕 (@RepentNSeekGod) December 10, 2017
Vonn did not belong in the Olympics because she was trying to make it all about her. All the other athletes from our country and all the other countries have worked so hard and sacrificed so much that she would have disgraced them and our country.
— Kimberly Novak (@Kimberlyjlegal) December 10, 2017
I peed myself from laughter. @lindseyvonn meet karma.
— ProudAmerican (@TBDSometimeSoon) December 10, 2017
She should have been focusing on skiing instead of being so bitter. I guess she won’t be representing President Trump now… oh, and not representing our Country either.
— G Morgan Coffman (@gMORGANtC) December 10, 2017