Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas photographed wearing 'Antifa Super Soldier' shirt
Thomas is pictured flashing a peace symbol while wearing a leather harness and a black tank top with the phrase invoking the left-wing anti-fascist organization.
Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer and 2022 Women's NCAA champion, is under fire after a photograph surfaced showing the former University of Pennsylvania athlete wearing a shirt with the phrase: "Antifa super soldier."
Thomas is pictured flashing a peace symbol while wearing sunglasses, a leather harness, black shorts and a black tank top with the phrase invoking the left-wing anti-fascist organization.
The Post Millennial reporter Andy Ngo posted the photograph of Thomas, which appears to be from an Instagram screenshot, on Monday, with the caption: "Trans violent militancy is the current focus of #Antifa. They believe that critics of trans ideology should be silenced, maimed or murdered. Some call for sexual violence against females in particular, as revenge."
It is unclear how the Instagram account that posted the original picture is affiliated with Thomas.
Riley Gaines, the former University of Kentucky swimmer who competed against Thomas, commented on the photo on Twitter: "I haven't specifically bashed Lia Thomas on anything (other than calling him an entitled narcissist which I stand by) because ultimately he was following the rules in place. But this is disturbing."
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy responded: "The man who competed in women’s NCAA swim competition is now reportedly embracing Antifa. This is not surprising. The modern secular cults - from transgenderism to climateism - all share one thing in common: they’re anti-American at their core."