Lots of soccer fans were surprised and disappointed to see Landon Donovan get cut from the United States' World Cup roster.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's son, it appears, was not one of them.
Jonathan Klinsmann, a California high schooler, posted this tweet upon finding out that Donovan would not be making his fourth straight World Cup appearance:
The son of U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann just deleted his account because he tweeted (then removed) this. pic.twitter.com/LvbcS2JQ0l
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) May 22, 2014
Jonathan is a soccer standout in his own right. According to For The Win, he was recently called into a U.S. under-18 camp and is expected to enroll in Cal in 2015.
Shortly after deleting his initial tweet, Jonathan posted an apology:
“Yes, I deleted the tweet, Yes, I realize it was VERY classless. But again, My sincerest apologies to everyone who was offended.”
The elder Klinsmann had nothing but positive words for Donovan after making the cut.
"He did everything right, He was always positive," Klinsmann said. "His disappointment is huge, totally understand that. He took it very professional. I have to make decisions as of today what is good for group, and there, I just think others are a little bit ahead of him."
Here's the full 23-man roster for next month's tournament:
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) May 22, 2014