Controversy continues in the United States with protests from the national team continuing. American exporter, Hope Solo, an icon of world women’s football, accused Megan Rapinoe, the face of the team’s protests, of intimidating her teammates into kneeling during the anthem, the latest protest made by the women’s team, one of the most active national teams in the fight for equal pay, the LGTI movement or against racism.
If Megan Rapinoe is known for something, besides football, it is for her activism in all kinds of protests in favor of equality. During the 2019 World Cup, she used that showcase to claim the role of sportswomen or LGTI rights. Not only does she speak on the field, where she is one of the best, she also does it in front of the microphones and always uses her fame to try to defend various causes. The last one, racism and he has done it during all the Olympic Games (like other teams such as Great Britain) kneeling on the grass during the national anthem, something that has not sat down well at all. She calls the shots, but practically all of her colleagues follow her in her protests. However, Hope Solo warns that all that glitters is not gold.
“It’s difficult,” Solo said in an interview with Goal. “I have seen Megan Rapinoe almost intimidate her teammates into getting down on their knees because she really wants to defend something in her own particular way. But it is our right as Americans to do it in the way that we feel comfortable. and I think it’s really difficult to be on the main stage right now with so many political problems for athletes, “said the international exporter. She just continued: “There is a lot of pressure and ultimately at the end of the day our number one focus should and always has been to win first.”. “Right now, what I have seen is that there is too much controversy about kneeling or not kneeling. I know a lot of people against discrimination and I live in the south, in a more than conservative area here in southern North Carolina, “he added. “Of course I have friends on both sides, but I think that the subject of kneeling can be something that causes a lot of division,” he said.
Another showdown with Trump
Although he is no longer the president of the United States, Donald Trump remains a very important public figure in the country and his confrontations with the women’s soccer team continue. Already during the 2019 World Cup in France there were several verbal confrontations and, in fact, the team refused to go to the White House when he was president with the World Cup tournament. During the Olympics, Trump charged again: “If our soccer team, led by a radical group of leftist maniacs, had not ‘woken up’, they would have won the gold medal instead of the bronze. “said in the statement released through its Save America 45 PAC. He continued: “Waking up means you lose, everything that wakes up goes wrong, and our football team certainly has. However, there were some patriots standing. Unfortunately, they need more than that to respect our country and our national anthem. They should replace the ‘wokesters’ (those who fight in a context of social justice) with patriots and start winning again. “