Megan Rapinoe made a statement last week as she knelt for the U.S. national anthem during a NWSL game in protest.
She said it was a “nod to Colin Kapernick” after the San Francisco 49ers star quarterback had chosen to not stand for the anthem in preseason games as he protested racial injustice and police brutality in the USA.
Rapinoe previously stated that “being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”
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On Wednesday night U.S. women’s national team star Rapinoe, 31, was back in action as her Seattle Reign FC side played against the Washington Spirit in a NWSL encounter.
Everyone was focusing on Rapinoe and what she would do during the national anthem, expect, the Spirit decided to play the anthem while the players were still in the locker rooms.
That decision from their owner has angered many and Rapinoe has spoken openly about what happened on Wednesday as the controversy over her initial protest rumbles on.
Click play on the video above (warning, there is some strong language resent) to hear Rapinoe talking to reporters directly after the game. She starts up by saying the decision was “******* unbelievable.”
Hard to disagree with that assessment.