Trans swimmer UPenn Lia Thomas is accused of creating a toxic environment for her teammates and claims to be “Jackie Robinson trans sport”
- UPenn swimmer claimed that teammate Lia Thomas (22) called herself “Jackie Robinson of Transport”
- Thomas, who sparked controversy after joining the women’s swimming team and breaking records, has also been accused of constantly making arrogant comments.
- An anonymous teammate said Thomas didn’t care about how it affected the rest of the team, and he never tried to get in touch with them.
- She added that Thomas refuses to follow orders not to warn the team to avoid harassment
- The accusation comes after Thomas was beaten last week by swimmer Yale, who switched from woman to man
University v Pennsylvania swimmer Lio Thomas was accused of creating a “toxic environment” for the school’s women’s team and was compared to transgender person a version of top baseball legend Jackie Robinson, claims one of her teammates.
I’m talking to anonymously Washington Examiner, a teammate said 22-year-old Thomas behaved justifiably after she switched to the women’s and left the men’s swimming team in which she competed for three years.
Thomas has since caused controversy, which has only escalated after breaking women’s swimming records at UPenn.
“She laughs at this and makes fun of the situation,” the teammate told the Examiner.
Instead of caring or showing that she cares about what she does or what she does to her teammates, she is not at all sympathetic or empathetic.
“He compares to Jackie Robinson,” the teammate added, referring to the fact that Robinson overcame a racing hurdle and became the first black man to play Major League Baseball. “She said she was like Jackie Robinson in trance sports.”
Swimmer UPenn claimed that teammate Lia Thomas (left), a trans woman, created a toxic environment in the team and named herself “Jackie Robinson trans sport.” Robinson (left) famously overcame obstacles as the first black man to play in the MLB
An anonymous teammate claims Thomas never reached out to his teammates after joining the team, and consistently makes arrogant comments
The transporter sparked controversy after breaking several UPenn women’s records
The teammate further claimed that Thomas never reached out to his new teammates and only alienates them.
“All he does is comment on people like,‘ At least I’m still number 1 in the country, ’” and such presumptuous things, ”the fellow contestant said.
“She doesn’t care how it all affects us and how it affects our attitude towards swimming. She doesn’t care and that’s why it’s really hard to love. ‘
An anonymous teammate added that Thomas continues to disregard the team’s dress code, not to wear team equipment when in public, and ignores orders not to draw attention to the team to avoid harassment.
UPenn did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The teammate claimed that Thomas (top left) did not care how he influenced other teammates, and did not want to follow orders not to draw attention to himself.
DailyMail.com has already reported that a group of 41 swimmers planned to boycott their last meeting at the end of December due to Thomas joining the team, but finally decided against it for fear of being perceived as transphobic and punishing the team before the Ivy League Championship .
Thomas had previously said she was just tied and ignored responses about her performance and status on the team.
Last week, Thomas lost to transgender swimmer Yale Iszac Henig, 20, who competed in his last race as a woman before planning to take testosterone and switch to a man this year.
Henig was free to beat Thomas in 100 yards and finished with a time of 49.57, more than three seconds ahead of Thomas, who was sixth with a time of 52.84.
He then took Yale’s relay to 400 yards free to win, swimming his leg in 50.45 seconds and Thomas finishing his leg in 51.94.
Henig also won 50 yards free in 22.76 seconds, barely missing his personal best of 22.59.
The two could meet again at the Ivy League Championship next month, although the pandemic has canceled the 2020-21 season.
Trans swimmer Yale Iszac Henig easily defeated Lio Thomas in his final competition in the women’s national team last week when he began the transition to the men’s