Trump The Wall: Mexican And US Teams Set To Play Protest Football Tournament
US and Mexico teams from the bordering region will play a football tournament to protest the building of the ‘Trump Wall’.
Local media reported on Tuesday reported that he border-region Mexican and U.S. football teams will play the tournament to protest the wall U.S. President Donald Trump plans to build along the two countries’ shared border.
Mexican sports daily Medio Tiempo said on its website that no date has yet been set for the aptly-named ‘The Bridge Tournament,’ but adds that “the invitations have already been sent out” to the participating teams.
The event will pit three teams from each country, including Tamaulipas Autonomous University (UAT) team Correcaminos, Tampico Madero FC and Reynosa FC from Mexico, against U.S sides Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros.
In a tweet announcing the tournament, Mexican club Correcaminos, which is organizing the event, called for “football above walls.”
US President Donald Trump signed the executive order to start the work on the border wall in his first-week itself, and recent polls suggest that a majority of American’s support the commander-in-chief’s strong ‘vetting’ plans, as he looks to solve the United States immigration and crime problem.
Some 57 per cent of US likely voters favour the temporary ban on refugees “until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here”, a phone and online survey by polling company Rasmussen Reports found.
The polling company says 33 per cent are opposed to the ban with 10 per cent undecided.
Rasmussen Reports said: “These findings have changed little from August when 59 per cent of voters agreed with Trump’s call for a temporary ban on immigration into the United States from ‘the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism’ until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists.”
(With inputs from Xinhua)