World Cup champion Sydney Leroux takes on male critics chastising her for practicing while pregnant

On Monday, Sydney Leroux posted images of herself on Twitter and Instagram playing soccer while 5 1/2 months pregnant.

The 2012 Olympic gold medalist and 2015 World Cup champion with Team USA is a member of the National Women's Soccer League’s Orlando Pride, the team she was practicing with in the photos.

Internet has advice for Leroux

The internet being the internet responded with varying degrees of concern/criticism of Leroux for participating in an athletic endeavor while pregnant.

“Isn’t that.... possibly dangerous for various health reasons?” one Twitter user wrote before acknowledging his “grand total of zero knowledge about pregnancy.”

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ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 30: Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux (2) toys to save the ball during the NWSL soccer match between the Orlando Pride and the North Carolina Courage on June 30th, 2018 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28: Sydney Leroux attends Overwatch League Grand Finals - Day 2 at Barclays Center on July 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment )
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28: Bogdan Bogdanovic and Sydney Leroux attend Overwatch League Grand Finals - Day 2 at Barclays Center on July 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment )
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 07: Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux (2) reacts after scoring a goal during the soccer match between the Orlando Pride and the Washington Spirit on July 7, 2018 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando FL. (Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 27: Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux (2) and Houston Dash midfielder Mana Shim (12) fight for the ball during the soccer match between the Orlando Pride and the Houston Dash on June 27, 2018 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando FL. (Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MAY 26: Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux (2) shoots and scores a goal against the Chicago Red Stars on May 26, 2018 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 06 U.S. soccer player Sydney Leroux cheers after her husband Dom Dwyer of Orlando City SC scored a goal against Real Salt Lake during a MLS soccer match at Orlando City Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
PISCATAWAY, NJ - JULY 08: FC Kansas City forward Sydney Leroux (14) during the first half of the National Womens Soccer League game between Sky Blue FC and FC Kansas City on July 08, 2017, at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 13: FC Kansas City Forward Sydney Leroux (14) walks out with her son Cassius Dwyer prior to the NWSL match between the Portland Thorns and FC Kansas City on Saturday May 13th, 2017. Played at Children's Mercy Victory Field in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PARAMUS, NJ - MARCH 04: USWNT Soccer player Sydney Leroux Dwyer attends TAG Heuer Icon Challenge at Garden State Plaza on March 4, 2017 in Paramus City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TAG Heuer)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Sydney Leroux arrives at The 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Soccer player Sydney Leroux attends the BODY At The ESPYs pre-party at Avalon Hollywood on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dave Mangels/Getty Images)
October 27 2015: Lauren Holiday of the USWNT is amused by a pose by Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux during a visit to the White House where the team was honored by President Obama for their victory in the 2015 FIFA World Cup. White House, Washington D.C. (Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (R) congratulates Sydney Leroux (C) on her recent marriage during an event honoring members of the 2015 Women's World Cup soccer team at the White House in Washington, DC, October 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 25: Sydney Leroux #2 of USWNT claps to the fans prior to the start of a women's international friendly soccer match between Brazil and the United States at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on October 25, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
19 August 2015: United States forward Sydney Leroux (2) at the International Friendly between the United States and Costa Rica. The USA defeated Costa Rica by the score of 7-2 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Professional soccer player Sydney Leroux arrives at the 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 14: Professional soccer player Sydney Leroux attends BODY at ESPYs at Milk Studios on July 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ESPN)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: (L-R): Soccer players Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Hope Solo celebrate the World Cup Champions U.S. Women's Soccer National Team at a City Hall ceremony following a New York City Ticker Tape Parade on July 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 6: United States Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis (R) and forward Sydney Leroux arrive at Los Angeles International Airport after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup July 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux of USA celebrate after victory in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final between USA and Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
USA forward Sydney Leroux gets a kiss from husband Dom Dwyer after winning the final football match between USA and Japan during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on July 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo by Franck FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: Sydney Leroux of USA celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final between USA and Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: Sydney Leroux of USA and Abby Wambach of USA pose with the trophy in the locker room after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final between USA and Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
USA forward Sydney Leroux (up) jokes with teammates during a training session at Empire stadium in Vancouver on July 3, 2015 two days ahead of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final football match against Japan. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
12 June 2015 USA's Hope Solo (1) and Sydney Leroux (2) before the USA vs Sweden game at the Investors Group Field in Winnipeg MB. (Photo by Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 05: Sydney Leroux of the USA poses for a portrait at the Delta Hotel on June 5, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo, (center), with team mates Sydney Leroux, (left) and Lauren Holiday before the U.S. Women's National Team Vs Korean Republic, International Soccer Friendly in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey. USA. 30th May 2015. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Sydney Leroux answers questions during the United States Women's World Cup Media Day at Marriott Marquis Hotel on May 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Sydney Leroux of the US women's national team runs with the ball against Mexico on May 17, 2015 in Carson, California, where the US defeated Mexico 5-1 in a pre-World Cup friendly. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Her posts also prompted a supportive tweet from Turkish volleyball professional Bahar Guidetti, who tweeted an image of herself competing while four months pregnant.

Leroux’s not here for that advice

Leroux responded to the Twitter outreach later Monday, explaining that she’s not playing in competitive games or scrimmages while noting that her doctor probably knows what’s best for her and her fetus better than her various social media critics.

Especially this guy

By Tuesday afternoon, she had heard more than enough and responded directly to one critic who brought money into the equation.

“If you read up on it instead of arguing for the sake of argument, she said the only reason she is training is bc she’s ‘underpaid and needs money’ that is not word for word but in a nutshell,” Twitter user @fernandes_205 wrote on an account that has since been deleted.

Leroux’s response to the critical tweet pretty well explains why the user felt compelled to strike his comment from the official internet record.

Leroux already has one child. She’s done this before. She’s not here for random dudes giving her advice and flak on social media.

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, at an improvised pitch in the village of Gurgurnica, 35 km away from the nearest city of Tetovo, Macedonia, May 11 - May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, at the compound of the Dambai EP Primary School after school hours in the town of Dambai, Ghana, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in Alcorcon, near Madrid, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A combination picture shows neighbourhood team playing soccer (top), and details of a pitch, shoes, and a football in the ACI 2000 neighbourhood of Bamako, Mali, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Annie Risemberg SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A combination picture shows students checking soccer robots (top), and details of a pitch, a ball-handling device, and a ball at the Robot Vision Laboratory of the Tokyo Polytechnic University in Atsugi, Japan, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A combination picture shows boys playing soccer on a net-covered pitch which protects the ball from going out of the ground (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in Mumbai, India, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, at Koh Dach resort along the Mekong river banks on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 15 - May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A combination picture shows local children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in the Royal Old Town Vranduk built in the 14th century in Vranduk, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 17 - May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A combination picture shows men playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a football and a pitch, in Santiago, Chile, May 19 - May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of feet, a pitch and a ball, in an open field along a road at Iyana-Oworo district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye SEARCH "FOOTBALL GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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