There have been several versions of what happened as veteran: 98 yr old Pete DuPre’ played the National Anthem:
Watch the video and you decide what actually happened: Were the players disrespectful?
Included is the CNN version:
UPDATE (11:01 AM 7/6/2021): An account representing U.S. Soccer teams denies that the video shows any players disrespecting World War II veteran Pete DuPré and posted a video of players, including Megan Rapinoe, greeting him and signing a ball. Breitbart News’ story never said the players disrespected Pete DuPré; rather, it said some players disrespected the American flag. The video shows some players did not face the flag but instead stood, hands behind their backs, facing the back of the World War II vet Pete DuPré as he played the national anthem on the harmonica.
The original story continues below.
Several members of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) did not face the flag as a 98-year-old WWII veteran played the national anthem.
The incident occurred Monday, just before the USWNT took-on Mexico in their final tune-up before the Tokyo Olympics.