11/11/2016 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Team USA soccer player Ella Masar says she was NEVER serious about boycotting the U.S. now that Donald Trump has been elected president … claiming she made a joke in a Swedish interview that was taken out of context.
Masar — who currently plays for FC Rosengard in Sweden — reportedly said she asked team honchos for a 4 year extension with the club “so I do not have to go back to the U.S. with Donald Trump as president.”
But TMZ Sports just spoke with Masar … who says the report is just plain wrong.
Masar does acknowledge she was talking about the election in the interview — and made a joke about staying in Sweden for another 4 years … but NOT because of Trump.
“No, I’m not staying out of America for 4 years … I can’t wait to go back in a week.”
“I’m very proud to be American.”