Team USA Soccer Coach Angry Over Son's Tweet Regarding Star Being Cut

By Jim McCoy Fri 23rd May Sports2014 World CupJurgen KlinsmannLandon Donovan
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his son should apologize to Landon Donovan for a "disrespectful" tweet after the U.S. star was cut from the World Cup roster. Jonathan Klinsmann followed Thursday's roster announcement by tweeting: "HAHAHAHAHAHAH DONOVAN HAHAHAHAA I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE UNTIL MY PHONE NOTIFIED ME" followed by four emoticons with tears and another "HAHA." The account was quickly deleted. The younger Klinsmann is a goalkeeper on the U.S. Under-18 roster announced last month. Jurgen Klinsmann said at a news conference Friday that he was "hugely disappointed." He says his son is a "big fan" of Donovan's and "he realized what he's done, so he was devastated yesterday." Klinsmann adds: "That was highly disrespectful, and I think he got his biggest social media lesson that he could imagine."

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