by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
Has there ever been an American victory in the International sports arena that has been less celebrated than the recent Women’s World Cup victory?
Megan Rapinoe made sure that millions of Americans simply tuned out by bringing politics into sports.
So many of us who would have been cheering wildly simply lost interest.
Unfortunately, she is still running her mouth and has taken things to new lows.
Josh Bernstein has the latest:
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) co-captain Megan Rapinoe said that she felt an “immense sense of pride,” when protesting during the national anthem at the World Cup.
After saying that protesting the flag gave her some personal difficulties, Cooper then asked Rapinoe to expand on that thought. The USWNT star went on to explain how she overcame those difficulties by focusing on the “pride” and “responsibility” she felt in performing the protests.
Rapinoe, after saying she’ll never visit Trump, gives a “shoutout” to @AOC and says she’ll go to D.C. to have a “substantive conversation” with “anyone” … who “believes the same things we believe in.” pic.twitter.com/vfhvlybEGT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) 10 July 2019
Rapinoe then went on to double down on her stance that she will never visit the White House, and promised to have “substantive conversation” with the people who believe in the same things she does. Cooper did not follow up by asking why a conversation would be needed between people who already agree,
Megan Rapinoe previously made it clear that she felt you can not win a championship without gays, in women’s soccer:
Fresh from a week in which she was involved in a row with President Donald Trump over her comments that she wouldn’t “go to the f*cking White House” if the US won the World Cup, Rapinoe scored once in each half to see off France 2-1 in Paris and book a semifinal date with England.
After the game, Rapinoe, who is gay, was asked what the result meant to her coming as it did during Pride month.
“You can’t win a championship without gays on your team – it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there,” the 33-year-old said.
“I’m motivated by people who like me, who are fighting for the same things. I take more energy from that than from trying to prove anyone wrong. That’s draining on yourself.