Sports ‘TOXIC’ TRANS SWIMMER: ‘She compares herself to Jackie Robinson’

Sports ‘TOXIC’ TRANS SWIMMER: ‘She compares herself to Jackie Robinson’

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Jan 15, 2022  •  2 hours ago  •  1 minute read  •  11 Comments

sports Yale swimmer Iszac Henig and Penn swimmer Lia Thomas.
Yale swimmer Iszac Henig and Penn swimmer Lia Thomas. Photo by Yale Athletics; Penn Athletics

Controversial University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has helped create a “toxic environment” for her team and has declared she’s the Jackie Robinson of trans sports.

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Of course, the real Robinson withstood fever-pitch racism from the day he broke baseball’s colour barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Thomas, of course, has Twitter and an army of fanatic academics and activists behind her.

One teammate who spoke anonymously to the Washington Examiner said Thomas — who has shattered previous women’s records — acts entitled and has caused chaos on the team.

“She compares herself to Jackie Robinson. She said she is like the Jackie Robinson of trans sports,” the teammate told the newspaper.

sports Jackie Robinson made his professional debut with the AAA Montreal Royals. The city has a long history of baseball. POST MEDIA
Jackie Robinson made his professional debut with the AAA Montreal Royals. The city has a long history of baseball. POST MEDIA

Once upon a time, Thomas was a member of the men’s team before transitioning. Many don’t think it’s fair because of her size and strength.

“She laughs about it and mocks the situation,” the teammate told the Examiner.

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“Instead of caring or showing that she cares about what she’s doing or what she’s doing to her teammates, she’s not sympathetic or empathetic at all. Lia never addressed our team. She never asked if it was okay. She never asked how we felt. She never tried to explain how she feels. She never has said anything to us as a group. She never addressed anything.”

sports Lia Thomas is pictured in a recent photo posted on UPenn Swimming and Diving’s Instagram post.
Lia Thomas is pictured in a recent photo posted on UPenn Swimming and Diving’s Instagram post. Photo by UPenn Swimming and Diving /Instagram

The teammate added: “All she does is make comments to people like, ‘At least I’m still No. 1 in the country,’ and those kinds of cocky things. She doesn’t care how all this is affecting us and how this is affecting our relationship to swimming. She doesn’t care, and it makes it really hard to like her.”

In addition, Thomas allegedly ignores dress codes.

Last week, Thomas lost a race to Iszac Henig, a Yale University trans athlete who swims on the women’s team.

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