Trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas is accused of being “Jackie Robinson of transports”

Trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas claims to be “Jack Sports Robinson” and creates a toxic environment on the women’s roster, says teammate

  • UPenn swimmer claimed that her teammate Lia Thomas (22) called herself “Jackie Robinson from transports”
  • Thomas, who sparked controversy after joining the women’s swimming team and breaking records, was also accused of constant arrogant comments.
  • An anonymous teammate said Thomas didn’t care how he affected the rest of the team and never tried to reach out to them.
  • She added that Thomas refuses to follow orders so as not to warn the team to avoid harassment
  • The accusation comes after Thomas was defeated last week by a Yale swimmer who switched from woman to man










University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas has been accused of calling herself a transgender version of pioneering baseball legend Jackie Robinson and creating a “toxic environment” for the school women’s swimming team, according to one of her teammates.

In an anonymous interview with the Washington Examiner, a teammate said that 22-year-old Thomas behaved rightly after switching to a woman and leaving the men’s swimming team, where she competed for three years.

Thomas continues to provoke a controversy that only grew after breaking the women’s swimming records at UPenn.

“He laughs at it and makes fun of the situation,” his teammate told Examiner.

“Instead of caring or showing that she cares about what she does or does to her teammates, she is not compassionate or empathetic at all.

“It’s like Jackie Robinson,” a teammate added, referring to the fact that Robinson broke the race barrier and became the first black man to play Major League Baseball.

“She said she was like Jackie Robinson from transports.”

Lia Thomas

Jackie Robinson

UPenn swimmer claimed that his teammate Lia Thomas (left), a trans woman, had created a toxic environment in the team and was called “Jackie Robinson of trans sports”. Robinson (left) broke through the barriers as the first black man to play in MLB

The anonymous teammate claims that Thomas has never addressed his teammates after joining the team and is constantly making arrogant remarks.

The anonymous teammate claims that Thomas has never addressed his teammates after joining the team and is constantly making arrogant remarks.

The trans athlete sparked controversy after breaking several UPenn women's records

The trans athlete sparked controversy after breaking several UPenn women’s records

The teammate further claimed that Thomas never approached her new teammates and only alienated them.

“All he does is comment on people like, ‘At least I’m still number one in the country,’ and things like that,” his teammate said.

“She doesn’t care how it all affects us and how it affects our relationship to swimming. She doesn’t care and it’s really hard to like her. ”

The anonymous teammate also added that Thomas no longer respects team dress code not to wear team clothes when he is out in public, ignoring orders not to warn the team to avoid harassment.

UPenn did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for a comment.

A teammate claimed that Thomas (top left) didn't care how he treated other teammates and refused to follow orders so as not to draw attention to himself.

A teammate claimed that Thomas (top left) didn’t care how he treated other teammates and refused to follow orders so as not to draw attention to himself.

DailyMail.com previously said that a group of 41 team swimmers planned to boycott their last match at the end of December due to Thomas’ inclusion in the team, but ultimately decided against it due to fears that they would be perceived as transphobic and penalize the team before the tournament. Ivy League Championship.

Thomas had previously said that she only drew and ignored the reaction to her performance and position in the team.

Last week, Thomas lost to Yale transgender swimmer Iszac Henig, 20, who competed in his last match as a woman before planning to take testosterone and switch to men this year.

Henig defeated Thomas 100 yards freely, finishing 49.57, more than three seconds ahead of Thomas, who finished sixth with a time of 52.84.

He then led the Yale relay to the 400-yard freestyle, swimming in 50.45 seconds, while Thomas finished 51.94.

Henig also won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.76 seconds, barely beating his personal high at 22.59.

The two could meet again at the Ivy League championship next month, although the pandemic canceled the 2020-21 season.

Henig is still competing on the Ivy League women's team after coming to coaches and teammates in April 2021 and telling the New York Times in July that he doesn't take hormones because he still wants to compete.

Henig (back row, center) with her Yale swimming teammates before announcing that she was moving to the men

Yale swimmer Iszac Henig easily defeated Liu Thomas last week in her last women’s team competition as she begins her transition to men.

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