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Last month, United States women’s national soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports, “I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart” for the national anthem ever again.

At Tuesday’s World Cup match against Thailand, Rapinoe kept her word. The openly gay forward refused to put her hand over her heart and sing along to the national anthem, which was apparently a “F you” to “sexist,” “racist,” and “small-minded” President Donald Trump.

During the Yahoo! Sports interview, Rapinoe proudly dubbed herself “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration” because of “everything” she “stands for,” hinting at her sexuality.

“I feel like it’s kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it. 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 said.

“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,” added the soccer star.

The Internet was not pleased with Rapinoe’s move — viewing the protest as not a knock against Trump, but a hit against those who’ve selflessly sacrificed for her freedoms to, for example, protest the national anthem. In other words, Rapinoe’s American privilege was lost on her due to her blind hatred for Trump.

Here are some of the reactions following Rapinoe’s protest:

Rapinoe began kneeling during the anthem in 2016. “I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties,” the athlete claimed at the time.

Rapinoe was forced to drop the kneeling act after the United States Soccer Federation responded with a policy requiring the national team to “stand respectfully.”

“Our national anthem is an opportunity … to reflect upon the liberties and freedom we all appreciate in this country. As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played,” a statement from the organization said.

Despite publicly praising the United States and acknowledging that she will “respect” the standing policy, Rapinoe bashed the bylaw in May, telling Yahoo! Sports:

“Using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly. I think the NFL does it. 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.”

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Linda

    June 13, 2019 at 1:37 am

    You are not showing disrespect for our President you are showing disrespect for our country and yourself weirdo.

  2. Joy DB

    June 13, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I didn’t think these ignorant athletes (must have had their brains pounded too much!) could look or act any worse than that non-talent, Colin K, but here we have the very ugly butch dyke, Rapinoe, being just as ignorant and foolish. Both of these spoiled brat athletes need to face the fact that fame – and championship athletic ability – are short-lived, indeed,and they will eventually just be has-beens that never were!! I’m too old to be here for that day, but that day will come – and only sports aficionados will even know who these blockheads ever were!! This idiot might have thought it was an F-U to Trump, but it really was an F-U to ALL Americans – and, in particular, those who laid their lives on the line to protect this country!

  3. Kenneth Russell

    June 13, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Can anyone explain why this ass is still on the team?

  4. Linda

    June 13, 2019 at 5:29 am

    This butch is a POS.

  5. Monique

    June 13, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Just what exactly does the national anthem have to do with Trump. Nothing, zip, zilch! She’s insulting her country, not Trump and she should be ashamed of herself. These leftist morons think some sort of public display of disrespect will hit Trump where it hurts. Far from it. All it accomplishes is that they get backlash for their total disrespect of flag and country, which were here way before Trump was and will be there long after. Unless the morons find some way to change the flag or the anthem because somehow it is racist , therefore being able to blame it once again on the president. The president has done more for “unwhite” people than anyone else. He’s not a racist, anti-Semite (his daughter is Jewish for gods sake), misogynistic or any other misguided title you wanna bestow on him. Except he’ll probably be the best president the US has ever had!

  6. Ruth Bosic

    June 13, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I wish anyone who disrespects our National Anthem and flag would have to leave the USA. Of course they won’t because our young men and woman have payed with their lives so people like Ms Rapinoe can do as they like. So disrespectful!

  7. NayNay

    June 13, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Well she got what she was looking for. As the saying goes, even bad publicity is good publicity. I didn’t know who she was or even know about the US soccer team. She put them all in the spotlight. As for her disrespect for our country, it’s flag and the people that put their lives on the line she should lose her position on the US team.

  8. Matt

    June 13, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Her “protest” was about views that the Trump administration MIGHT possibly hold? She is “protesting” about something that has not happened, about views that have not being expressed, because they do not exist?

    Talk about a snowflake.

  9. TERRY

    June 13, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Another WORLD CLASS IDIOT.

  10. vpaul

    June 13, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Not surprising, just another angry Feminazi.

  11. Gordon

    June 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Same as kneeling. Just another Dimwitted Democratic Demagogue. Throw her out on the street!

  12. Grace Joy

    June 13, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Idiot woman doesn’t realize that Colin K kneeling “movement” was started because Muslims can’t give allegiance to anything other than Allah/satan. Islam has the death penalty for women like her; unless she wants to shut her mouth & become one of four wives for a man. At her age, though, as nasty as she is, I can’t imagine her being good for anything other than a sex slave in some remote part of Afghanistan. She must be better than a goat, after all.

    • Grace Joy

      June 13, 2019 at 8:56 am

      I just looked more closely at the articles behind some of the tweets. Apparently the score was 13-0; & the winning Americans celebrated waaaaay too much, leaving the other team in tears. This is what’s called “poor sportsmanship.” Seems like the entire team is a disgrace, making us out to be everything the world complains about.

      No humility; & we face the backlash of hate because they represent us. I guess this is what homosexuality is all around: Force everyone to notice you, “respect” you, & bow happily to your supremacy. I can see why they admire Islam: They’re no different in their hearts.

  13. FAST EDDIE

    June 13, 2019 at 9:02 am

    She’s in it for the money and to spread her alphabet soup agenda. Why doesn’t she remove the jersey patch? Oh that’s right she wouldn’t get paid. Follow the money and stop watching the stupid games. Go spend some family time.

  14. Ray Hart

    June 13, 2019 at 9:27 am

    F you lady this is America.

  15. Big Montana

    June 13, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Strip her citizenship and deport.

  16. Mark Terzano

    June 13, 2019 at 9:48 am

    This is thing looks like an Android. A disgrace to herself if she is all female, her gender of its, her country and her sport.

  17. ON THE ROCK

    June 13, 2019 at 9:50 am

    NOTICE MOST FISH MOUTHS ARE UGLY. BUT YOU WATCH, THE NOW “RAG” TIME MAGAZINE WILL PUT HER ON THE COVER. THESE DAYS I WILL NOT EVEN READ TIME MAGAZINE AT A DOCTORS OFFICE. I’LL READ “FLOOR LAMPS” MAGAZINE INSTEAD.

  18. MissD

    June 13, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Hey you ugly DYKE ! With the pink hair … leave our country and take your girlfriends with you!

  19. Kaveman

    June 13, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I can’t for the life of me understand how someone like this is representing the United States of America? It’s really very simple. Remove her name from the players list and send her to a motel there and leave her. We wouldn’t even have to take out this trash!

  20. phxgeo

    June 13, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Because you can does NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD. Nothing but a oversized ego and a rotten mouth disrespecting EVERY person WHO HAS WORN THE uniform of the USA. Their sacrifice kept you from having to speak German or Japanese. They guaranteed your freedom. Yes, that same freedom that allowed yo to make a perfect arse of yourself. I will NEVER watch nor support any sport or team where athletes mix sports with politics. Also, I will not buy a product from any of their corporate sponsors. If that is your style it speaks volumes of just how shallow a person you are and your total inability to comprehend how to draw more people to you and your sport.

  21. gregsnyder

    June 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t understand how these vagitarians attribute every random, perceived evil in their privileged universe to POTUS. Is it Displacement? Trump Delusion Syndrome? Transference? Low IQ? Purple hair? Or just plain low self-esteem creating, butt ugliness.

    I do know this: Mass media shills and alternate lifestyle adherents have saturated our culture with their agenda-driven screeds stating it’s OK to be abnormal. Now that black is white and orange is the new black, carpet munchers like this fool–not first-responders and our warriors–are our real cultural heroes. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

    Tacit acceptance of this “new normal” propels a sad creature like this to act out. IOW, because there’s no longer any shared concept of shame, we’re coerced into viewing oddballs like her to be the new normal. As a result, they’re emboldened and even (like she,) antagonistic. (and Pres T takes their hits.) Sorry about the rant. Tired of seeing him blamed for all of it.

    Cultural minorities, activists, media hacks have created a 1984-type, black is white situation where 3.8% of the US population self-identify as LGBTQ, but most people today overestimate it at 25%! (Lesbos actually being 5% of LGBTQs.)

    Sports and entertainment venues voraciously cheer them on. And that’s all you see, over and over again, until up is down and in is out. She and her ilk are in. You’re not. LGBTQ Politics also dictates her behavior.For years the fallacious “10% are LGB” figure prevailed. But that figure was an estimate based on Kinsey’s notes and there being no stats in those days.

  22. memphismom

    June 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Rapinoe is not an asset to the team for so many reason. Such an ignorant, unhappy woman. Ignore the ignorant snowflake, life is sooo much better than she would lead anyone to believe.

  23. John Castro

    June 13, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Such “Dick Heads” should have been taken out of the Team USA. People like her are Morons and they do not represent the TRUE US that the world looks after. The US Coach should in fact act on this matter before the end of the cup to tell the world that we can not be judged by one Dike who does not give a Fuck about Mr. Trump who is the greatest President that we have had to date.

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