Yesterday a report was published
on ESPN FC that suggested that Jermain Defoe's first words at his introductory press conference were "I'm happy to be in the U.S."
Almost immediately Toronto fans shot back at the report and challenged its accuracy.
It did seem a bit odd that about 300 Canadians sitting in a press conference and thousands more watching live somehow missed Defoe saying that Toronto was in the U.S. while one guy, in London, noticed. Canadians do tend to be a tad bit sensitive on the subject after all.
Regardless, let's not rely on our memory here. Instead, let's actually look at what Defoe said. A transcript of his statement is below the jump: