Gender nonconforming biological male athlete Lia Thomas, who identifies as transgender and competes on the women's team, has unabashedly compared herself to baseball great Jackie Robinson and says she is "Number one in the country." This after Thomas made previous women's swim times completely irrelevant.
"She said she is like the Jackie Robinson of trans sports," said a teammate of Thomas', who spoke out on the condition of anonymity. "I try not to be around her because the whole situation makes me so mad. I don’t think Lia is a bad person. She’s very quiet and kind of introverted."
"It’s just really hard for me to respect her at all because of what she’s doing to my team and what she’s doing to women in general and not caring," the teammate continued.
The source, who was interviewed exclusively by the Washington Examiner, went on, "Instead of caring or showing that she cares about what she’s doing or what she’s doing to her teammates, she’s not sympathetic or empathetic at all. Lia never addressed our team."
"She never asked if it was OK. She never asked how we felt. She never tried to explain how she feels. She never has said anything to us as a group. She never addressed anything."
Apparently, Thomas also took advantage of that trans status in order to attend the annual dinners for both the men's and women's teams while in the process of transition.
"When she first announced she was transgender and was still on the men’s team, she went to both the men’s and women’s swimming team dinners on our training trip."
"It really rubbed me the wrong way because if you’re saying you’re a woman, then why go to the men’s team?" The teammate said.
"And if you want to go to the men’s team because all your friends are there, OK, understandable. But then why are you going to the women’s team dinner? You shouldn’t get to bend the rules."
It appears Thomas's days in the spotlight as "Number One" may well be numbered, however, as Thomas recently lost a race to another trans athlete.