US Soccer Star Protests Nationwide Anthem To Say ‘F You’ To Trump

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Megan Rapinoe, one of many stars of the US Soccer group competing within the World Cup, is protesting the Nationwide Anthem.

She isn’t protesting the Nationwide Anthem as a result of she is supporting a trigger, however she is protesting it as a result of she despises President Donald Trump, The Each day Caller {News} Basis reported.

Rapinoe, who’s brazenly homosexual, had beforehand mentioned she would by no means sing the nationwide anthem once more as an ‘f-you’ to President Donald Trump. She introduced that she would “by no means put my hand over my coronary heart” or sing the nationwide anthem in an interview with Yahoo {News} in Could.

“I’ll in all probability by no means put my hand over my coronary heart,” Rapinoe mentioned in Could. “I’ll in all probability by no means sing the nationwide anthem once more.”

She was seen standing silently with out her hand over her coronary heart when the nationwide anthem performed on Tuesday whereas her teammates sang and positioned their arms over their hearts, The Blaze reported. Many individuals took to social media in response displaying each their assist and disagreement together with her resolution.

“As a result of I’m as proficient as I’m, I get to be right here, you don’t get to inform me if I will be right here or not,” she mentioned.

“So it’s form of an excellent ‘f-you’ to any kind of inequality or dangerous sentiments that the [Trump] administration may need in direction of individuals who don’t look precisely like him. Which, God assist us if all of us seemed like him. Scary. Actually scary. Ahh, disturbing,” she mentioned.

“Utilizing this blanketed patriotism as a protection in opposition to what the protest really is was fairly cowardly. I feel the NFL does it,” she mentioned.

Ought to she be booted from the group?

“I felt just like the assertion from U.S. Soccer, after which the rule they made with out ever speaking to me, that was the identical as what the NFL was doing – simply to not have the dialog, to attempt to simply cease me from doing what I’m doing as a substitute of no less than having a dialog, and attempting to determine a [solution] that is sensible for everybody,” she mentioned.

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