U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Captain Refuses National Anthem

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Megan Rapinoe, a serving co-captain on the U.S. Women’s Country soccer team, vows to continue her displays of protest during the playing of our national anthem at the next Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe is a veteran player with the squad and most known for her “activism,” during the previous World Cup of women's soccer.

The soccer star called her protest during the playing of our country’s national anthem as a “good F you” to President Trump and his administration. Really putting her abundance of class,maturity and "tolerance" on display for the world…
According to Yahoo Sports, the 33 year-old captain said, “I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” and later stating, “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”
“I feel like I’m a walking protest,” Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports.
“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.”
“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.” Megan Rapinoe said.

The U.S. soccer star has previously described herself as a dedicated human rights activist, who isn’t afraid of standing up for what she believes in. Rapinoe continues to follow in the steps of ex-NFL QB Collin Kaepernick, taking a knee during our national anthem as a sign of protest. Via the Daily Caller.
According to the N.Y. Post, Megan Rapinoe was the first white female athlete to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead in taking a knee, acting only days after he started the anthem protest on Sept. 1, 2016.  
“Colin Kaepernick very much inspired me, and inspired an entire nation, and still does, to actually think about these things,” Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports.
“The way he spoke about them so clearly, so matter-of-fact, wasn’t trying to convince anyone. Just, ‘This is what is happening, this is what I’m willing to do about it.'”

Megan Rapinoe may be an exceptional soccer player and a world class women’s competitor, but the hostile and petty actions displayed regarding her own country should be extremely upsetting to every single American citizen. Whether Rapinoe likes President Trump or not, she fails to realize she is representing our country and our great citizens. Instead of rewarding those who focus on representing the greatness of America, we continue to give platforms to disrespectful, immature, petty and misinformed individuals. 
The insults and attacks hurled against President Trump from these Leftist politicians, Hollywood stars, and prominent sports figures are not forms of activism or “wokeness,” but simply signs of blatant disrespect for the greatness country on Earth. If these people hate America, and the patriots that represent it, please go ahead and move on…Real Americans will never miss you.

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