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Kobe & Kevin Durant

We Got U.S. Women's Backs

In FIFA World Cup Turf War

8/14/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0814-durant-bryant-leroux-getty-01Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant blasted FIFA over its plan to play the women's World Cup matches on artificial turf -- and they did it with a bloody illustration of how turf tore up U.S. star Sydney Leroux's legs.

The pic shows the U.S. national team forward's shins and knees with a few bloody gashes and some really nasty bruises.

Kobe punctuated his twitpic of Sydney's injuries with "#ProtectTheAthlete."

In his Facebook post, KD said, "C'mon now FIFA u can't have our women playing on turf. @sydneyleroux I got ya back."

0814-leroux-reveal-twitter-01As we told you ...FIFA wants to play all of the 2015 Women's World Cup matches on artificial turf as "a test." A group of players has filed an official protest, and having big guns like KD and Kobe on board can't hurt the cause.

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1.

static    

If you're a woman you don't want to hear Kobe Bryant "has your back".

48 days ago
2.

Stevonez    

why you sweat'n me… player...

48 days ago
3.

Roscoe    

If nobody is watching them play, who cares what surface they play on.

48 days ago
4.

boo boo    

Conduct your experiments on willing participants.

48 days ago
5.

Dennis    

Yeah, and half the women play their home games on turf in their pro leagues. And turf fields are needed in high schools or a lot of girls sports wouldn't exist. And the cost of grass field maintenance is too high. And that the MEN'S U20 World Cup was in Canada and half the games were on turf with no complaints. But don't let any of that get in the way of your argument, Abby.

48 days ago
6.

KatM32    

That's her legs after being sexually assaulted by Kobe. Rapist. Don't forget girls!

48 days ago
7.

lourdgoogoo    

FIFA makes a trillion dollars a year. They could pony up a few euros for real grass.

47 days ago

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