Brandi Chastain: Lying to Win — America’s End-Justifies-the-Means Morality

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from Olympics women’s soccer, Brazil v. Nigeria, broadcast live on Universal HD, 8/12/08.

Brandi Chastain, commentator: “I always think it’s my ball no matter who it was off of [who touched it last before going out of bounds]. Sometimes you can influence the referee.”

Male co-commentator: “You sell them, right?”

Chastain: “Absolutely. You emphatically raise your hand. You ask for the ball.”

Co-commentator: “You’re giving away a lot of secrets, you know.”

Chastain: “Yeah, that’s okay. I don’t mind.”

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