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US Women’s Soccer Player Ignored The National Anthem As An ‘F-You’ To Trump

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe ignored the national anthem before the Women’s World Cup game against Thailand on Tuesday.

Rapinoe, who is openly gay, had previously said she would never sing the national anthem again as an ‘f-you’ to President Donald Trump. She announced that she would “never put my hand over my heart” or sing the national anthem in an interview with Yahoo News in May.

“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” Rapinoe said in May. “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”

She was seen standing silently without her hand over her heart when the national anthem played on Tuesday while her teammates sang and placed their hands over their hearts, The Blaze reported. Many people took to social media in response showing both their support and disagreement with her decision.

“Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not,” she told Yahoo News. “So it’s kind of a good ‘f-you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the [Trump] administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing.”

Rapinoe became the first white athlete to kneel during the national anthem in 2016, supporting former professional football player Colin Kaepernick. The former NFL quarterback made headlines when he knelt during the anthem before a game three years ago. Kaepernick has said that kneeling during the national anthem was a way to protest against police brutality and racism.

After Rapinoe knelt, U.S. soccer gave a statement and adopted a rule that requires players to “stand and honor the flag.” Rapinoe has said that she was not happy with this decision and with the statement.

“Using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly. I think the NFL does it,” Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports. “I felt like the statement from U.S. Soccer, and then the rule they made without ever talking to me, that was the same as what the NFL was doing – just to not have the conversation, to try to just stop me from doing what I’m doing instead of at least having a conversation, and trying to figure out a [solution] that makes sense for everyone.”

Rapinoe is a captain on the U.S. women’s soccer team. The team beat Thailand 13-0 on Tuesday. The women’s soccer team is currently suing the United States Soccer Federation for “purposeful gender discrimination” in an effort to gain equal pay, according to The News York Times.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Chuck

    June 12, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t care if she likes or dislikes President. I do care that she saw fit to show disrespects the rest of us by taking the knee. She and anyone playing for a United States team should be removed and banned for life from ever joining another United States team.

  2. James Sherwood

    June 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I won’t 1f—-g watch U & women’s soccer, U R a disgrace to USA & should get the boot 🥾 from the team! Jackass like U will get Trump re elected in 2020! Why don’t U wear ur pussy hat while playing! U r not a man, only pretending to be. Moron! 😳

  3. ANI4ANI

    June 12, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Put some trannies on the team , after all that would b pc.. Then all the teams in the world can follow our lead. They will fill their ranks with trannies. It make take about 20yrs since the islamic countries may b resistant 2 the pc maneuver. Or just do away with women sports altogether. Since SOCOMS want no borders we might just wind up with 2 teams the Trannies & the Gays that would probably b the best matched teams of the future. This will b entirely possible unless groups like ISSIS don’t remove every1s
    heads from their shoulders. In either case the outlook 4 women sports is bleak.

    • Janet

      June 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      YEP. The Muslims are going to take over OUR country from within. ISIS is already starting to filter some of their young terrorists in with all the WONDERFUL WONEN & CHILDREN the Democrat Party says are the ONLY illegal immigrants coming into OUR country ILLEGALLY. This is what Obama wanted to take place while he was President.

      And I wish I could feel SYMPATHY for the young college Liberals, the Homosexuals & transgender people; but they DON’T ever want to listen to WE TRUMP SUPPORTERS. NOR TO OUR PRESIDENT; AS WELL. But the truth is this this. We have THREE MUSLIM WOMEN IN OUR CONGRESS. The Democrat voters that listened to THEIR Dem. Party voted for them. But now these same people are BEGGING for people to sign their petition to RECALL ilhan Omar & get her fired. WHY??? Because they now know she has STRONG ties to Muslim Terrorists & CAIR. She speaks at ALL their events.

      The Muslims coming over to OUR country have ALREADY been BUSTED in a couple of cities in TWO different states already. They were caught for practicing “SHARIA LAW” illegally in OUR country. OUR President is TRYING his best to STOP these ILLEGALS. But Democrats have fought him the ENTIRE time. And the GAY communities just think it’s WONDERFUL for Muslims to come right over. But they may NOT be familiar with the Muslim’s law of the land. SHARIA. If a person steals they chop their hand off. But this one is SICK. But the majority of Americans don’t have to worry. And BELIEVE me. I have a FEW Muslim friends that are good people & I asked. I did NOT believe it at first. Muslims that pray to Allah are usually the MAIN ones that practice Sharia Law. The majority of Muslims HATE homosexuals. If they find out a person is homosexual or transgender; they “CHOP THEIR HEADS OFF”. So you Liberals NEED to wake up.

      “SOME OF THESE LEFTIST DEMOCRATS EVEN JOKE ABOUT PURGING IN OUR COUNTRY. SURE MAKES YOU WONDER IF THEY REALLY ARE JOKING”

  4. Gerry

    June 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    There is no “I” in TEAM. She has a right to choose her manner of protest, but no right to that time or place. Pull her from the team!

  5. Howard

    June 12, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Looks like this should read ex soccer player! What the hell do you think this is the pros? Will never happen with a disrespectful person like this, no matter how much talent she thinks she has!

  6. Alice

    June 12, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Brain damaged bitch. Nothing like breaking your ankles or legs to end your fake career.

  7. linda

    June 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    She is a disgrace to our nation. I don’t think she should be on the team!!!

  8. Gary Gautreau

    June 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    There’s always an orange in a bunch of apples.

  9. Diana

    June 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    F- You bitch you should be thrown off the team you disgusting skank you are to support America it’s our Taxpayers Money that help you F-ing skank you have no respect for America than get the HELL off the team

  10. Imjustice

    June 12, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Figures … Just another idiot in the country blaming the ONLY President to actually really care, and accomplishes for Quite a bit for all …
    BTW, shouldn’t someone ask her, about her chosen hatred for our President, what it is that she really doesn’t like, and where the proof of it is?

  11. William conley

    June 12, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Nobody cares about women’s soccer or sports that’s a fact based on ad revenue and ticket sales and tv viewers. There is about a 800,000 difference in viewers and around a billion dollars in revenue difference in men’s and women’s soccer and that’s just US soccer the most unpopular country for soccer on the planet.

  12. Pete Dudenhefer

    June 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    throw off the team-no problem

  13. Gunner45

    June 12, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    End her career. NOW!

  14. Dennis Mildon

    June 13, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Very poor excuse for a soccer player to represent the USA !! She should be removed from the team !! I am a Vietnam Veteran and she has totally disrespected the United States and all military personnel that have given there lives and sacrifices !! Soccer Team should make better choices !!

  15. Maurice

    June 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    She looks like a dyke, or tranny, so no surprise there????

  16. Phyllis Rosenthal

    June 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    What a disgraceful person she is to say this and do this to a team that just won an important event like this. She’s nothing but a real disrespectful beeatch. Get rid of her.

  17. CharlieSeattle

    June 15, 2019 at 2:30 am

    If you can’t accept who you are, and how you were born, then why would you expect others to accept who you’re not?

    Nature created only two human genders. Democrats created all the rest.

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