I always find it interesting for people who are American, and live their American dream, act as if they are being served some kind of righteous injustice. Colin Kaepernick for example, who grew up rich and makes millions a year, but acts like he is owed something for the color of his skin.
Now the United States Women’s national soccer team co-captain, Megan Rapino, has jumped aboard the “woe-is-me” wagon. According to Yahoo Sports, the soccer star said that she will “probably never sing the national anthem again,” or participate in patriotic displays. She claims that she can use her platform to stick it to Trump because she’s so “talented.”
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The openly gay player said, “I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again,” and added that she views herself as “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” due to “everything I stand for.”
“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,” Rapinoe continued, “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.”
She also told Sports Illustrated, “I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”
Exactly what liberties are not protected for her? For any American?
Rapinoe also relayed to Yahoo Sports that for her to end her protesting, “It would take a lot.” She added, “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.”