Megan Rapinoe, a women soccer player at the time of celebrating the FIFA World cup victory 2019, threw an American Flag on to the ground. She was from the world cup team of the United States. Standing alongside Megan Rapinoe, while the other two including Rapinoe mocked at it at the time of the celebration.
Who is Megan Rapinoe?
Rapinoe is a player from the women’s team for the WorldCup. She was born on 5th July 1985. She has her expertise to play in the midfield and also has the popularity of being a good winger. Rapinoe is famous internationally for her dextrous style of playing.
According to the footage, another player can be seen grabbing the tattered flag from the ground.
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 8, 2019
This offensive scene accompanied a doubt along with controversy. The team captain Megan Rapinoe kneeled down at the time of the national anthem.
Rapinoe and Controversies
The soccer player came to headlines in 2016, for protesting anthem, as an act of resistance that was compared to NFL protests. Where the players kneeled down when the anthem was played as a gesture of denial of brutality and racism. There, when the anthem started playing for Colin Kaepernick, Rapinoe was one of the first players to kneel.
So, from protesting to sing the anthem to openly revealing her hatred towards the prevailing administration, she became an image of resistance. In fact, she expressed resistance to the whole political system. Rapinoe said in 2016,
“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”
Jonathon Gilliam, the special agent raised a concern regarding the unpatriotic behaviour. She is not a hero or an idol. He said that he viewed the whole ceremony on the field. Rapinoe did not have anything to do with an American flag before she threw it. Here is what he tweeted.
You should be disturbed by this unpatriotic narcissistic behavior. @mPinoe is neither a hero or a role model. I rewound and watched the entire celebration on the field. Rapinoe didn’t want anything to do with an #Americanflag before she stomped it. #repulsive pic.twitter.com/Kevbe7jJYt
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) July 7, 2019
Denise McAllister wrote,
“The attitude the US women’s soccer team has is the reason why Trump won and he will win it again.”
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