Dear Grant County Beat Editor:

In a recent column, Mike Rowse wrote that “a few” of the members of the USA women's World Cup soccer team failed to give proper respect during the playing of our national anthem.

According to all the media reports I've seen on this subject, and pictures of the team during the playing of the national anthem, only one player didn't show respect to the national anthem by putting their hand over their heart and facing the flag-team captain Megan Rapinoe. Videos of the event also show all the players, save for Rapinoe, singing along.

It's a small point, but probably worth noting.

Tim Matthes

Silver City, NM