Megan Rapinoe, a renowned figure in US women’s national soccer team, has recently retired from international soccer. However, she continues to express her opinions and stand up for the causes she is passionate about. During a recent interview before her last home game with OL Reign, Rapinoe vocalized her support for Colin Kaepernick’s influential act of “taking a knee” during the national anthem.
issues of racial injustice and police brutality to the forefront.
In 2016, Kaepernick was seen kneeling during the San Francisco 49ers preseason game while the national anthem played in order to draw attention to and spark conversation about racial inequality and police violence.
Rapinoe, a USWNT legend, has recently revealed her reason for kneeling before games, following in the footsteps of NFL player Kaepernick, who brought attention to racial and ethnic inequality in America with his gesture. This action has since been adopted by players in the Premier League in England. It has also been reported that XFL promoter Dwayne Johnson is interested in signing Kaepernick for the XFL.
Megan Rapinoe, a prominent member of the US Women’s National Team, explains her reasons for kneeling in solidarity with Kaepernick.
In September 2016, Megan Rapinoe became the first white American athlete to join Kaepernick in taking a knee. During a one-on-one interview with King 5 Seattle, she explained her decision to support Kaepernick by saying, “I still believe that it’s the right thing to do. At the time, hearing Kaepernick speak about it and the way he was able to clearly communicate the issues happening in our communities, it was clear that we needed help, support, and allyship.”
I had a strong feeling that this was a simple concept, especially as we were all witnessing footage on our cell phones of murder, police brutality, and violence. Cap’s kneeling action served as a brilliant and effortless way to convey his message.
“I regret that not more athletes had done it at the time. I believe it could have had an even greater impact, but his actions truly transformed the world and its discourse.”
Although she has dedicated herself to various causes and activities outside of soccer, Rapinoe still faces criticism from certain members of the media, fans, and well-known figures.
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Piers Morgan taunted Megan Rapinoe following her decision to retire from international competition.
Following her last match with the US Women’s National Team against South Africa at Soldier Field in Chicago, British television personality Piers Morgan criticized Rapinoe.
Morgan referred to Rapinoe as “the most irritating athlete in the world” and proceeded to criticize the US Women’s soccer star, stating “Just be quiet!… No one wants to see you trying to improve the world!”
Despite facing criticism, Rapinoe is eagerly anticipating her retirement alongside her partner Sue Bird. It is certain that she will continue to advocate for causes she is passionate about, even after she stops playing.
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