Jordan Morris is not a professional soccer player. He plays for Stanford, and when he's not doing that he's going to classes like a college student does. But on Wednesday, he was a United States national team player and scored his first ever international goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico.
Scoring the winning goal in a match often earns a player Man of the Match honors. And it would have for Morris except there was one small problem -- he's only 20 years old.
Morris was considered for man of match award but ruled ineligible bc it's sponsored by Budweiser and he's not old enough.— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) April 16, 2015
That's right. Because the Man of the Match award is sponsored by a beer company and Morris isn't old enough to legally drink beer, he couldn't win the award that he earned. Capitalism!
Making this all the more ridiculous is that nobody is more familiar with bad beer like Budweiser than a college student. Give him the award, give him a couple cases and let him play some damn beer pong.