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The co-captain of the United States Women’s national soccer team, Megan Rapinoe, told Yahoo Sports, “I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again,” boasting that she is “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” because of “everything I stand for.”

She added, “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. 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.”

Things were different in 2011 when Rapinoe sang “Born in the USA” into a microphone during a FIFA World Cup qualifying match. But in 2016, after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem, Rapinoe imitated him, first before a Reign match and then before a game against Thailand.

Rapinoe, who recently became the first openly-gay woman to pose for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, stated at the time she was kneeling, “I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”

The United States Soccer Federation responded to Rapinoe by first releasing a statement that said, “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.”

Later, in March 2017, the Federation instituted a policy requiring the national team to “stand respectfully” during national anthems, prompting Rapinoe to assert, “It is an honor to represent the USA and all that we stand for – to be able to pull on the red, white and blue to play a game that I love.” Rapinoe added she would “respect the new bylaw.”

But in the interview with Yahoo, Rapinoe said, “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.”

According to Yahoo Sports, Rapinoe views President Trump as “sexist,” “misogynistic,” “small-minded,” “racist” and “not a good person.” Yahoo quotes Rapinoe saying the Trump administration doesn’t “value all Americans equally,” and the United States is troubled with “atrocities … extreme poverty … homelessness … mass incarceration … discrimination against people of color, and police brutality.”

Yahoo asked Rapinoe what would cause her to stop protesting. She answered, “It would take a lot. It would take criminal justice reform. It would take the huge inequality gap that we have to be much better. It would take a lot of progress in LGBTQ rights. We just have such a disparity in this country in so many different ways, inequality in so many different ways.”

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38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. Wilson

    May 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Time to find a new co-captain. The only thing you show is your own ignorance of what the anthem is about. Nothing to do with Trump and to use him as your scapegoat is what is cowardly.

    • Robbie Sinn

      May 14, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Exactly

    • Scott

      May 15, 2019 at 3:27 am

      Totally Agree – She is over-the-hill in any event

  2. Francis Dryden

    May 14, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Not representing anything except a futile attempt to draw attention to herself… are you sure she’s a she?

    • fred H SMITH

      May 15, 2019 at 10:50 am

      SHE IS A TYPICAL LIBERAL . EVERYONE BUT HER IS ON THE WRING SIDE,, SHE IS A VICTIM,,,HOWEVER SHE IS A VICIM OF HER OWN MAKING,,,,,,TOO BAD SHE IS A MISS-FIT

  3. Robert

    May 14, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    She is just a stupid cunt!!!

    • Robbie Sinn

      May 14, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      • Robbie Sinn

        May 14, 2019 at 11:11 pm

        100%

    • Scott

      May 15, 2019 at 3:26 am

      Totally Agree – Lesbian gone off the rails

  4. james sherwood

    May 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Does anyone even watch US womens soccer & who cares about U & your LGBt crap. weirdo’s all of you..U will never be accepted by straight America..which is 98.9 %

  5. Kathy S

    May 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    All of her complaints have been around before Trump. If she can’t act like our flag or song then get the F out of our country and off OUR COUNTRY’S TEAM. DUMB QUEER

  6. Scott

    May 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    As time progress, the ignorance of some shines brightly. With any luck she will be removed as co-captain and eventually removed from the team completely. She seems to forget that she plays for the US Women’s Soccer Team and not the 49ers…..

    • Sara eads

      May 14, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      Well said.

  7. N

    May 14, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Keep up the great work President Trump! The best President ever! Not to mention the first lady she’s the best too! Now that America is great again, let’s keep it that way! Trump 2020!

  8. Ray

    May 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Kick this piece of garbage off the team. She doesn’t deserve to represent the US tell her to move to Venezuela

    • Robbie Sinn

      May 14, 2019 at 11:13 pm

      absolutely

  9. Ray

    May 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    If she believes in what she is saying then why doesn’t she just quit the team. She is just a hypocrite who is looking for attention.

  10. Crystal Fenton

    May 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Please feel free to leave this country and find a better one, we don’t need to have someone like you representing this country because you’re only representing your own selfish misguided ideologies.

    • Robbie Sinn

      May 14, 2019 at 11:14 pm

      Shes an ignorant libtarded fool.

  11. Michael

    May 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Bench this piece of shit, and if she still refuses to honor the National Anthem then remove the ungrateful cunt from the team entirely and send her packing!

  12. Steven Arreguin

    May 14, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Im gay. Shes stupid and a loser. Her being lesbian is not a surprise. But womens soccer. Dont care. And the more these rats disrespect America the less TV and movies i watch. Either you respect America, or leave. Its really really easy.

  13. Sally Healy

    May 14, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I agree with ALL the comments. Attention seeker!

  14. Ron

    May 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Seriously, wnat has Persident Trump ever done to the LGBTQ community?
    And exactly where are LGBTQ people not treated fairly? If you are a lousy employee or are a just plain freak, that’s your problem not the employers.

    • Joe

      May 15, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      Agree 100%. President Trump has done nothing wrong. Who the heck cares if she is gay or straight. Guess she probably wants to be treated better then an average person.

  15. Stephanie

    May 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Sounds like she needs to move out of USA. if there’s anymore people that doesn’t love Our Country and our Flag pack your bags and get the hell out!!!

    God Bless America
    And may he continue to watch over us and Our President!!!

  16. Gayle

    May 14, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    If she can’t honor our flag and national anthem, she needs to be kicked off the team and leave America!

  17. Joseph Kempski

    May 14, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Who gives a fuck, you dyke

  18. Moracle

    May 14, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    ANYONE with that attitude cannot be allowed to be on our national team for ANY sport or thing…

  19. Mike Vasko

    May 14, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Then you can not play for the national team! Representing the country ! It’s easy to spout a opinion when there is no consequence! If you feel so passionately about this don’t play, receive funding. Funny the money is not offensive. Hypocrisy at its highest.

  20. Rebecca Holstine

    May 15, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I voted for Donald J. Trump, along with all my family and will again in 2020. I see all the good he has done for this country and all he could do if the Democrats hadn’t started this hoax against him for 2 years. As far as this no body, her opinion means less than nothing to me. She might be a lesbian, but she as heck isn’t gay, she sounds too unhappy with her self for that.

  21. Martha

    May 15, 2019 at 1:58 am

    She is a typical foot stomping, temper tantrum if , snotty nosed brat who has no idea what our flag stands for! She certainly has no problem reveling in her attention getting behavior! Well, when your 10 min of fame are up … you and Colin whatshisname can ride off into The Who gives a s$&t sunset ! What an ignorant fool

  22. errollus

    May 15, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Who the hey watches women’s soccer?

  23. Joy DB

    May 15, 2019 at 5:34 am

    This non-talent (at least, her time in professional sports is VERY limited, thank God!!) is another spoiled asshat with WAY too much sense of entitlement! We ought to have an exchange program with Iran (or even Saudi Arabia) where dirt-bags like this lesbian diva could be sent for some “re-education!” Maybe a “sabbatical” AWAY from the hated USA would do this POS some good. At leastshe could live in a place where women have virtually NO rights – and she’d know the difference soon enough!! Nothing too extreme for this dirt-bag!!

  24. Frank

    May 15, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Fire her or anyone who disrespects the flag. Spoiled brat athlete.

  25. Roy

    May 15, 2019 at 10:18 am

    This is a national team. She should be dismissed from the TEAM.

  26. Michigander

    May 15, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Then don’t sing the National Anthem ever again. Do what you want and say what you want because you need the attention. Better yet, go live in Mexico. In the meantime, Trump’s approval rating is at 46%, higher than Obama’s this time in the presidency. Sucks to be you!

  27. Loyal P Kuhn

    May 15, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I’m very disappointed that this person was chosen to represent the USA Team. She is a spoiled, ignorant, misguided, selfish and extremist example of the hateful treatment she shows to the country that gave her the opportunity she now is enjoying.

  28. madge

    May 16, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    if these idiots don’t want to be a part of America’s anthem or other songs,etc then go to another country..simple as that…bye bye.

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