An NBC Olympic announcer pointed to the negative reaction the U.S. teams have received all over the world during the women’s indoor volleyball team match against Puerto Rico.
The United States lost a point to Puerto Rico towards the end of the second game during the match as a result of a challenge regarding a ball out call from the referee. The Brazilian stadium audience cheered when the decision was announced.
“And you heard the cheers from the pro-Brazilian, pro-Puerto Rican crowd here. You don’t know, the United States gets cheered against everywhere in the world except the United States,” said the announcer.
The United States went on to beat Puerto Rico sweeping three games to zero.