智通人才市场2019 FIFA Womens World Cup- U.S. womens soccer star Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration a tribute to Sophie Turner2019 FIFA Womens World Cup: U.S. womens soccer star Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration a tribute to Sophie Turner Lyon, France - Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Womens World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turners amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasnt a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there."My celebration was actually more thats the tea, which is telling a story, spreading news," the U.S. forward told reporters Friday. The "Game of Thrones" actresss Instagram is filled with her saying audacious or gossipy things, adding "Thats the tea" and taking a sip.Morgan has been criticized for the celebration. She said its hard to understand the outrage when men have celebrated goals by grabbing their crotches."I feel that there is some sort of double standard for females in sports to feel like we have to be humble in our successes and have to celebrate but not too much, or do something but always in a limited fashion," Morgan said.She pretended to sip tea after scoring the go-ahead goal in Tuesday nights semifinal victory over England. Goalkeeper Alysaa Naeher preserved the 2-1 victory by stopping Steph Houghtons penalty kick late in the game.The victory sent the Americans into their third consecutive World Cup final. Theyll face the Netherlands for the championship on Sunday at Stade de Lyon.The U.S. national team has drawn some criticism for its goal celebrations in France. First it was the repeated celebrations after every goal in a 13-0 rout of Thailand, which some said were unsportsmanlike. Carli Lloyd responded in the next game with a golf clap after her goal.Megan Rapinoe struck an "Are you not entertained?" pose in the quarterfinals against France before Morgans tea sipping in the semis."I think everybodys just kind of having fun with the celebrations and embracing the moment," Lloyd said.Yorkshire Tea company made light of Morgans celebration, tweeting a photo of a bag of tea readied for shipping."Dear @USWNT, Sorry you had to drink pretend tea. If youd run out of the proper stuff, you only had to ask! PS No hard feelings - good luck on Sunday."