By: Brian Evans
As the women’s United States soccer team prepared to play in the World Cup, the team captain, Megan Rapinoe joined in with the NFL and took a knee during the national anthem, and said it was her protest of ‘White Supremacy’! Rapinoe has been kneeling, dating back to 2016, as she said that she was supporting Kaepernick and the pro-Socialist organization Black Lives Matter. Later, she said it was to protest against the treatment of gays in the United States, but never specified how they were mistreated! But last week she said her protesting during the anthem is her f*** you to Trump and all of his racism.
The Huffington Post reported…
The 33-year-old midfielder, who is openly gay, stood silently with her arms by her sides as teammates sang the Star Spangled Banner with hands on their chests ahead of their record opening game 13-0 rout over Thailand and Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Chile.
Rapinoe has faced criticism over the anthem protest, with one media outlet dubbing her “the American disgrace.”
But she explained her reasons in a 2016 essay that she penned for The Players’ Tribune, after causing controversy for taking a knee before national team games in solidarity with former NFL star Colin Kaepernick.
President Trump has long made it clear that he is a fan of women’s soccer, but he isn’t a fan of Megan Rapinoe, being he is opposed to any player who disrespects the American flag, being he believes that it is a major sign of disrespect for not only the United States of America, and the men and women in uniform, who lay down their lives so that people like Rapinoe has the freedoms that she so blatantly takes for granted!
On Tuesday, President Trump slammed Rapinoe’s disrespectful gesture, as he said…
“You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there, maybe they shouldn’t be in the country.”
Rapinoe told reporters in response…
“I’m not going to the f**king White House!”
President Trump responded by stating…
“Women’s soccer player, @meganrapino, just stated that she is ‘not going to the F…ing White House if we win.’ Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”
Already, Rapinoe informed Yahoo Sports that she disagreed with the soccer federation’s decision that requires players to “stand and honor the flag.” She said…
“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 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. 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.”
However, at this weekends World Cup, just before the game started, Rapinoe refused to sing the National Anthem, as she says her disrespect for the flag, now has to do with her hatred of President Trump, in addition to ‘white supremacy’ and so-called ‘gay-discrimination’!
The Daily Mail reported:
In her latest protest against President Trump – a man she has previously branded a ‘racist’ and a ‘misogynist’ – Rapinoe refused to sing along to the national anthem, standing emotionless with her hands clasped behind her back and her lips unmoved.
This is not the first time Rapinoe has opted not to recite the words of The Star-Spangled Banner, having not taken part in the anthem at all for the last three years.
Interestingly, the Mainstream Media have worked in overdrive, to make Rapinoe the face of their cause, and a hero, as Howard Kurtz pointed out that…
Meanwhile, as Patriotic Americans were aghast and sickened by Ropinoe’s insult towards America and the flag, Sue Bird, who plays basketball, tried to defend her girlfriend, in what can be described as an incoherent childish tirade against the President, that made absolutely no sense!
The Players Tribune released the following transcript of her statements…
(3) O.K. so now that that’s out of the way, I’ll answer The Question. The one that’s probably most on your mind. And by that I mean: What’s it like to have the literal President of the literal United States (of literal America) go Full Adolescent Boy on your girlfriend? Hmm. Well… it’s WEIRD. And I’d say I actually had a pretty standard reaction to it: which was to freak out a little.
That’s one thing that you kind of have to know about me and Megan: our politics are similar — after we won the WNBA title in Seattle last season, no way were we going to the (f*cking) White House! — but our dispositions are not. And as we’ve been talking through a lot of this “stuff,” as it’s been happening to her, you know, I’ll be honest here….. some of it scares the sh*t out of me!!
I mean, some of it is kind of funny….. but like in a REALLY? REALLY? THIS GUY??? kind of way. Like, dude — there’s nothing better demanding your attention?? It would be ridiculous to the point of laughter, if it wasn’t so gross. (And if his legislations and policies weren’t ruining the lives of so many innocent people.) And then what’s legitimately scary, I guess, is like….. how it’s not just his tweets. Because now suddenly you’ve got all these MAGA peeps getting hostile in your mentions. And you’ve got all these crazy blogs writing terrible things about this person you care so much about. And now they’re doing takedowns of Megan on Fox News, and who knows whatever else. It’s like an out-of-body experience, really — that’s how I’d describe it. That’s how it was for me…
…To me it’s more just like: Megan is at the boss level in the video game of knowing herself. She’s always been confident….. but that doesn’t mean she’s always been immune. She’s as sensitive as anyone — maybe more!! She’s just figured out how to harness that sensitivity.
Meanwhile, Rapinoe continued to take a knee at the World Cup, despite the Women’s League demands to stand for the anthem!
Photo Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
It wasn’t surprising, in that Rapinoe was outraged after the women’s league made players sit in the locker room during the anthem after her own disrespectful antics made headlines, and brought outrage towards the league!
Sadly, the disrespect didn’t stop there, as following the Women’s World Cup win, Rapinoe’s teammate Allie Long, drug the American flag on the ground, and then threw the it down, onto the grass, so she could raise her hands in celebration, following their team’s win!
The Gateway Pundit reported…
During an on-field victory celebration of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s 2-0 defeat of the Netherlands in the World Cup championship in Lyon, France on Sunday, Long was seen dragging the U.S. flag on the grass as she set up for a photo-op with Megan Rapinoe–and then throwing the flag on the grass in response to Rapinoe pushing the flag away as they and a third player mugged for the cameras with the World Cup trophy held by Rapinoe.
The following clip shows the moment when Rapinoe pushed away from the flag as Allie Long drug it on the ground! Then, Long threw it on the ground, as she disrespectfully stepped on it!
Fortunately, a fellow teammate, Kelley O’Hara, saw the disrespect, and swooped in to pick up the flag, and get it off the ground!
Sadly, whether you are a soccer fan or not, it should be hard to support a team that apparently hates the President of the United States, but the nation that they are there to represent!