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Landon Donovan Comes Under Fire After Publicly Support Mexico

Landon Donovan Comes Under Fire After Publicly Support Mexico

The United States of America may not be competing at this year's World Cup in Russia, but, it hasn't stopped Landon Donovan buying into the spirit of things.

Failing to compete at the tournament for the first time since 1986, Donovan, a player with over 150 international appearances to his name, has called on America's dispirited football fans to support their southern neighbours, Mexico.

In a media campaign for Wells Fargo, Donovan encouraged fans to "cheer on our other team" as they open their World Cup campaign against Germany this afternoon.

Unsurprisingly perhaps, Donovan's generosity of spirit hasn't gone down too well with a few of his former US teammates.

Former Rangers and US defender Carlos Bocanegra kept his thoughts on Donovan's stance brief.

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Not that Donovan himself was keen to let it lie there.

A current member of the national side, Ethan Finley, was a touch more blunt in his assessment.

Many notable figures from US soccer were equally keen to distance themselves from Donovan's commercial ploy.

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While former US player Cobi Jones took to Instagram to share his disgust; "Nah man, Mexico is not 'my team'."

Let's hope Wells Fargo pay well, anyway.

See Also: Didi Hamann Airs Concern For 'Heart-Broken' Gundogan And Ozil Ahead Of World Cup Tie

Arthur James O'Dea

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