Both her astonishing play on the field and her fiery statements off of it has made Megan Rapinoe a newsworthy figure. The US soccer star led her team to the Women’s World Cup finals with 4 goals in the last two games she played in. Her ongoing feud with Donald Trump has pushed her into the spotlight as well.
Rapinoe tweaked the President by stating that she would not be going to the f*cking White House if the team is to win the title. She was asked again today about her relationship with her country and said that she is a unique American.
Rapinoe, who is openly gay, has demonstrated against the National Anthem in the past. When asked why, she replied, “Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”
She continued along those lines of thought today while speaking with the press. The soccer star said she is, “particularly and uniquely and very deeply American. If we want to talk about the ideals that we stand for, all the songs and the anthem and sort of what we were founded on, I think I’m extremely American.”
U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe says she’s ‘uniquely and very deeply American.’
She says he would ask her detractors to look hard into what she’s saying and the actions she takes.#FIFAWWC
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) July 3, 2019
Rapinoe followed,”But I know I stand for honesty and for truth and for wanting to have the conversation. And for looking at the country honestly and saying, ‘Yes, we are a great country and there are so many things that are amazing and I feel very fortunate to be in this country’ … But also that doesn’t mean we can’t get better.”
The United States women’s team will take on the Netherlands in the World Cup Final on Sunday afternoon.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.