Letters to the Editor

Athlete: Soccer star’s foul mouth induces cringes

Re: “Rapinoe being herself at Women’s World Cup,” (TNT, 6/30).

In regards to the intentionally vulgar statement by the soccer player for the USA team, as a child my dearest mother told me that the use of curse words showed ignorance.

Either the person wasn’t capable of explaining their position or their position was indefensible, hence the cursing.

I cringed when I first heard the player interview. Then when I heard the justification for the rant I was reminded of a quote by the late Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith: “Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.”

How true in this and many things of late.

Kenneth M. Troupe, Tacoma