Tibet’s women’s soccer team denied U.S. visas, but you’d better be careful before you blame the Trump administration

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The headline states a group of female soccer players was denied visas that would have allowed them to travel to the United States.

You immediately think ‘blame the Trump administration.’

Well, you might be wrong.

Let’s let the BBC explain.

“I am disappointed because we had planned the trip for months. It was a big moment in every player’s life when they were told about the trip. It was their opportunity to tell the world that Tibetan women are capable of achieving anything,” she said.

Ms Childers added that she was “ashamed” that her country refused to grant visas to a women’s football team.

However, she said she did not think the denial had anything to do with the Trump administration.

And what might that reason be? The team’s captain was quoted by The Guardian as saying,

“What they said is we don’t have strong reasons to go to Dallas,” said Jamyang Chotso, a team captain. “But I think this is not the reason for them to reject us. [We] think the reason is they think we might run away when we reach there.”

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