Crowd goes wild as US footballer celebrates World Cup win by kissing her wife
This is the touching moment a US footballer celebrated her team’s win against Japan in the World Cup by running over and kissing her wife.
Forward Abby Wambach sprinted to her wife’s spot in the stands for a celebratory kiss after the United States 5-2 win against Japan in the World Cup.
35-year-old Wambach said to the Daily Mail: “To be quite honest, I felt like I was in a dream sitting there on the bench watching Carli Lloyd go off and I’m so proud to be on this team and proud to be a part of something that in my opinion is really special.”
She embraced her wife last night in front of the sold-out crowd in the BC Place stadium.
In October 2013, Wambach married Sarah Huffman- former midfielder for the Portland Thorns and United States national team- in Hawaii.
Huffman came out that year on the LGBT non-profit organization website, Athlete Ally.
The two were teammates on the Western New York Flash.
Using the hashtag #LoveWins, Twitter users in the audience posted about the affectionate moment:
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With the SCOTUS ruling on the legalisation of same-sex marriage still fresh, many considered the kiss a reminder of how far the US has come in the past few weeks.
Her last chance at earning the title of World Champion, Wambach entered her final international game in the 79th minute as a substitute, with fans chanting her name.
According to the Daily Mail, Wambach said: “I would give up all my individual awards for what we just did tonight and it’s the truth.
“It’s the wholehearted truth.”
She claims two Olympic Gold medals, a record of most international goals scored in the sport’s history and the 2012 title of FIFA World Player of the Year.
Wambach was presented the captain’s armband by team-mate Carli Lloyd, before both Wambach and Christie Rampone raised the championship trophy- the first Americans to do so since 1999.
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