The U.S. embassy in London posted a video, joking that an employee was fired for supporting England in the World Cup.
In the video, employee Aaron Snips is wearing a scarf of the Three Lions and waves to his colleagues who look visibly upset in the hallway. When Snipe reaches his office, he notices several England flags hanging below the word “traitor.” An American flag also hangs next to “traitor.”(RELATED: Qatar Reverses Course, Bans Alcohol Sales From Stadiums 2 Days Before World Cup Begins)
We are sad to announce the departure of our spokesperson @AaronSnipe – but some things are more important than diplomacy 😉⚽️ Come on, @USMNT! 🇺🇸 #TeamUSA #FIFAWorldCup #ENGvUSA pic.twitter.com/XrKrGuvJGA
— U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) November 25, 2022
As Snipe sits at his desk, a woman enters his office and says, “HR called. They want to see you upstairs. Now.”
In the next scene, human resources tells Snipe off.
“Look man, I don’t know why I need to be the one reminding you, but you’re an American. You work for the U.S. Embassy. You cannot be rooting for England,” an unnamed man tells him. “I’m gonna need you to take those decorations down. Take that shirt off. And I don’t want to have to call you up here again.”
Snipe takes off his England home jersey to reveal an away jersey underneath.
A line then appears saying, “Aaron Snipe is no longer employed by the U.S. Embassy in London.”