NEW YORK — The city hasn’t thrown a ticker-tape parade since the Giants won the Super Bowl in 2012 and the Manhattan Borough President says it’s about time.
“I don’t think we have ever had a ticker tape parade for a woman’s sports team,” Gale Brewer told PIX11. “I think it would send an important message, that women in sports are worth celebrating.”
Particularly since several of the stars of the U.S., women’s soccer team are homegrown heroes, including Carli Lloyd who scored three goals and just 16 minutes and was the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final.
The 32-year-old superstar is from Dellran Township New Jersey and played for Rutgers.
The vacationing Mayor de Blasio’s office released this statement: “The mayors office congratulates the US women’s World Cup championship team on it’s tremendous achievement and is currently exploring logistics and talking with the team and other partners about a possible ticker-tape parade.”
A sampling of reaction on the street. Everyone seems to love the idea.
“I will be there with bells on,” Connie Lau, of Brooklyn, told PIX 11.
Sharif Byam said soccer is growing in popularity here in the U.S. and the women deserve a parade.