Trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas claims she’s ‘the Jackie Robinson of trans sports activities’ and creates a poisonous setting on the ladies’s roster, teammate says

  • A UPenn swimmer claimed teammate Lia Thomas, 22, known as herself ‘the Jackie Robinson of trans sports activities’ 
  • Thomas, who sparked controversy after becoming a member of the ladies’s swim group and shattering information, was additionally accused of regularly making smug feedback
  • The nameless teammate stated Thomas didn’t care about how she was affecting the remainder of the group and by no means tried to succeed in out to them
  • She added that Thomas was refusing to observe orders not to attract consideration to the group to keep away from harassment
  • The accusation comes after Thomas was defeated final week by a Yale swimmer transitioning from feminine to male 










College of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas was accused of calling herself the transgender model of trailblazing baseball legend Jackie Robinson and making a ‘poisonous setting’ for the college’s girls’s swim group, certainly one of her teammates declare. 

Talking anonymously to the Washington Examiner, the teammate stated Thomas, 22, was behaving entitled after she transitioned to a girl and left the boys’s swim group, the place she competed in for 3 years. 

Thomas continues to attract controversy, which solely grew after she shattered girls’s swim information at UPenn. 

‘She laughs about it and mocks the scenario,’ the teammate advised the Examiner.

‘As a substitute of caring or exhibiting that she cares about what she’s doing or what she’s doing to her teammates, she’s not sympathetic or empathetic in any respect. 

‘She compares herself to Jackie Robinson,’ the teammate added, referencing the truth that Robinson broke the race barrier to turn into the primary black man to play Main League Baseball. 

‘She stated she is just like the Jackie Robinson of trans sports activities.’ 

Jackie Robinson

A UPenn swimmer claimed teammate Lia Thomas (left), a trans lady, has created a poisonous setting within the group and known as herself ‘the Jackie Robinson of trans sports activities.’ Robinson (left) famously broke limitations as the primary black man to play within the MLB 

The anonymous teammate claims Thomas never reached out to her fellow teammates after joining the team and consistently makes arrogant remarks

The nameless teammate claims Thomas by no means reached out to her fellow teammates after becoming a member of the group and persistently makes smug remarks

The trans athlete sparked controversy after shattering several UPenn women's records

The trans athlete sparked controversy after shattering a number of UPenn girls’s information 

The teammate went on to assert that Thomas has by no means reached out to her new teammates and solely alienates them. 

‘All she does is make feedback to individuals like, ‘At the very least I am nonetheless No. 1 within the nation,’ and people sorts of cocky issues,’ the teammate stated. 

‘She does not care how all that is affecting us and the way that is affecting our relationship to swimming. She does not care, and it makes it actually laborious to love her.’ 

The nameless teammate additionally added that Thomas continues to ignore the groups gown code of not sporting their group gear whereas out in public, ignoring orders to not draw consideration to the group to keep away from harassment. 

UPenn didn’t instantly reply to DailyMail.com’s request for remark. 

The teammate claimed Thomas (top left) does not care about how she is affecting other teammates and refuses to follow orders not to draw attention to herself

The teammate claimed Thomas (prime left) doesn’t care about how she is affecting different teammates and refuses to observe orders not to attract consideration to herself

DailyMail.com beforehand reported {that a} group of the group’s 41 swimmers had deliberate to boycott their last meet in late December over Thomas’ inclusion within the group, however in the end determined towards it on account of fears of being perceived as transphobic and penalizing the group earlier than the Ivy League championship.    

Thomas has beforehand stated she simply ties and ignores the backlash about her efficiency and standing on the group. 

Final week Thomas misplaced towards Yale transgender swimmer Iszac Henig, 20, who competed in his final match as a girl earlier than planning to take testosterone this yr and transitioning to male. 

Henig defeated Thomas within the 100-yard freestyle, ending with a time of 49.57, greater than three seconds forward of Thomas, who completed sixth with a time of 52.84.

He then powered Yale’s 400-yard freestyle relay to victory, swimming his leg in 50.45 seconds, whereas Thomas completed his leg in 51.94.

Henig additionally received the 50-yard freestyle in 22.76 second, barely lacking breaking his private finest for the occasion of twenty-two.59.

The 2 might meet once more on the Ivy League championships subsequent month, although the pandemic canceled the 2020-21 season.

Henig still competes on the Ivy League school's women's team after coming out to coaches and teammates in April 2021, and told the New York Times in July that he was not taking hormones because he still wanted to compete

Henig, (back row, center), with her Yale swim teammates before announcing to them that she was transitioning to male

Yale trans swimmer Iszac Henig simply beat Lia Thomas final week in his lastly competitors on the ladies’s group as he begins his transition to male

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