Apparently Jurgen Klinsmann’s Son Doesn’t Like Landon Donovan Either

On Thursday it was announced that USMNT fan favorite Landon Donovan failed to make the final roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A decision made by U.S. men’s coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who seems to have his own poorly articulated reasons.

Although the move hasn’t proven to be particularly popular, Klinsmann has done his best to remain polite and professional in discussing the highly sensitive issue. The same cannot be said, however, for his son Jonathan.

Upon hearing the news Jonathan tweeted the following:

As noted, it didn’t take long for the tweet to be deleted, but the damage had been done. Obviously Jonathan quickly realized the gravity of his mistake because he didn’t just delete the tweet—his account has since disappeared as well.

When asked about his son’s misstep, Klinsmann said:

“Hugely disappointed. I called him right away. He realized just a few minutes after that what he’s done. He came out of school kind of fooling around with his classmates, and they just went off on Twitter, not being aware that he’s actually followed on Twitter.

He has a huge admiration for Landon. He’s actually a big fan of him since many, many years. He has his jersey in his room. … He realized what he’s done, so he was devastated yesterday. And obviously as a father you put him in line and he owes him a huge, huge apology. That was highly disrespectful, and I think he got his biggest social media lesson that he could imagine.”

Klinsmann did his best in dealing with a bad situation, but it’s really hard to imagine any of what he said is actually true. It sounds more like this family has a personal dislike for Donovan, which makes you wonder what the real reason was for leaving him off the squad.

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