Jurgen Klinsmann’s son makes fun of Landon Donovan for getting cut
US soccer fans were shocked on Thursday when they learned that Landon Donovan was left off the Team USA roster for the 2014 World Cup. Donovan, one of the most famous American-born soccer players in the world, has scored 57 goals for the US Men’s National Team. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s son found the legend’s unfortunate fate to be hilarious.
Klinsmann’s son, Jonathan, sent a tweet on Thursday afternoon laughing hysterically after word surfaced that Donovan had been cut. He later deleted the tweet, but not before Twitter did its thing.
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Jonathan later deleted his Twitter account altogether, but not before issuing an apology.
“Yes, I deleted the tweet, Yes, I realize it was VERY classless,” he wrote, according to For the Win. “But again, My sincerest apologies to everyone who was offended.”
The younger Klinsmann is still just a kid. He is expected to play soccer at Cal next year, so he’s entitled to a few childish mistakes. That said, Donovan scored one of the most famous goals in US soccer history when he sent Team USA to the knockout round of the 2010 World Cup. He scored three goals that year, making him the highest scoring American in World Cup history.
Needless to say, I’m sure Jurgen wasn’t pleased with young Jonathan.