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Celtics needled over social media post about Jrue Holiday’s nod to wife, USWNT player Lauren Holiday

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of boston celtics By sharing a snap of Jrue Holiday wearing the No. 12 jersey ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the U.S. men’s national team’s friendly against Brazil will be scheduled for later this summer. teased TNT’s announcement that it would take place.

However, the post received backlash online as the Celtics’ social media team appeared to have left out one important detail.

Boston Celtics point guard Jrue Holiday is being guarded by Cameron Payne of the Philadelphia 76ers. (Daniel Parkhizkaran/Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The jersey is from the USMNT and is named after Holiday’s wife, Lauren Holiday, who wore the number throughout her legendary career. Women’s national team.

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A post shared by X read, “Repin tonight @USMNT,” but made no apparent reference to the importance of jersey numbers.

several social media userscalled out the team, including current USWNT star Alex Morgan.

“Let me help you with this – @USWNT.”

Women’s soccer legend Carli Lloyd: “No one is afraid of the U.S. national team” “The whole world has caught up”

Lauren Holiday and Alex Morgan celebrate

Lauren Holiday (left) and Alex Morgan of the USWNT celebrate a goal against Brazil at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on October 25, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Holiday made it clear on his social media who he represents, tagging his wife in an Instagram story that read, “Rest in peace.” [GOAT]. ”

Lauren Holiday shared a Celtics post on Instagram, but tagged both the USMNT and USWNT.

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The women’s jerseys feature four stars representing the team’s four World Cup wins, one of which came during Lauren Holiday’s tenure.

Jrue Holiday walks in before the game

Jrue Holiday of the Boston Celtics arrives at the arena before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden in Boston on February 27, 2024. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Holiday, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, retired from the National Women’s Soccer League in 2015, becoming the first player in the NWSL to have her jersey retired.

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