A former National Women’s Soccer League participant flashed a Nazi salute whereas driving by a pro-Israel rally this month … and her ex-team is now condemning her actions whereas distancing itself from her.
Stefany Ferrer Van Ginkel — who performed for Angel City FC in 2022 — gave the “Sieg Heil” salute from the passenger seat of a automobile whereas one other professional soccer participant, Samim Haydari, drove her via Beverly Hills.
Part of the incident was captured on video … and within the clip, you may hear demonstrators shouting on the pair of footballers, “Shame on you!”
It’s not clear, nevertheless, what led as much as the interplay.
Angel City FC launched an announcement shortly after the video was posted on X … saying, “Stefany Ferrer Van Ginkel (stefvangi21) doesn’t play for Angel City Football Club, nor has she been affiliated with the membership since November 2022. We condemn her current actions and statements.”
For their half, Van Ginkel and Haydari reportedly launched an on-camera apology on Monday evening.
According to KTLA, Haydari mentioned, “I do know now we have approached the scenario with hate and made it worse with our actions” … earlier than including, “We acted infantile.” Van Ginkel, the outlet reported, didn’t communicate within the clip.
It’s not identified if 25-year-old Van Ginkel has performed professionally since leaving Angel City FC in 2022.