Ann Coulter relished the response to her anti-soccer column in a Monday night appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
The conservative pundit had marked the occasion of the FIFA World Cup by writing that Americans’ growing interest in soccer could be nothing more than a “sign of the nation’s moral decay.” She further dismissed U.S. soccer fans as a whole, arguing that “if more ‘Americans’ are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law.”
From her perch right outside the Champs-Elysees in Paris, Coulter’s voice dripped with sarcasm as she told host Sean Hannity that she was “on tenterhooks” waiting to see the result of the Germany-Algeria game. She joked that a previous match had ended in an “exhilarating” 1-1 tie that caused riots on the busy shopping avenue.
“And my critics have apparently tried to persuade me that soccer is a macho game by throwing one week of hissy fits over my column,” she added.
Hannity agreed with Coulter that the sport was pretty “monotonous.”