Trump, Murdoch attack American soccer player Rapinoe


This 24 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Megan Rapinoe – Player of the Match – Spain v USA

Megan Rapinoe scored two penalties in each half and was awarded the #PlayeroftheMatch presented by Visa as USA advanced to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Megan Rapinoe Hindered in Bid for Second National Anthem Protest

8 September 2016

The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling again during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies.

Megan Rapinoe does this in protest against police in the USA killing many people and against the Donald Trump administration’s anti-LGBTQ policies.

This video about the USA says about itself:

Gay Soccer Star Kneels in Solidarity With Kaepernick

7 September 2016

By kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, Megan Rapinoe stands up for justice and shows her solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

SOCCER STAR: I’M NOT GOING TO THE F**KING WHITE HOUSE Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, has no plans to visit Trump at the White House if the squad wins the Women’s World Cup, now underway. [HuffPost]

This 17 May 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Female Soccer Star Says ‘F*** YOU’ To Trump

Megan Rapinoe is following Colin Kaepernick. Rick Strom breaks it down.

This 26 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Attacks Megan Rapinoe

Trump isn’t happy that U.S. women’s soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is protesting during the National Anthem. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Hasan Piker hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

Read more here.

This 24 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

[Rupert Murdoch owned] Fox Host Criticizes Megan Rapinoe And Gets A Reality Check

Alexi Lalas needs a reality check. Rick Strom breaks it down.

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  6. This morning at the New York City welcome parade for the four-time World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team the President of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Carlos Cordeiro addressed the campaign for equal pay head on. In his speech he said “In recent months, you have raised your voices for equality. Today, on behalf of all of us at U.S. Soccer, I want to say, we hear you. We believe in you. And we’re committed to doing right by you.”1

    Momentum is on our side–but we’re not there yet. More than 100,000 people have signed the petition demanding U.S. Soccer pay our champions equal to men soccer players.

    Can you join by signing this petition demanding the U.S. women’s soccer team is paid equal to the men’s team?

    Thank you!

    -The UltraViolet Team

    P.S. The original email we sent is below.

    Dear Linda,

    THEY DID IT!!!! The U.S. Women’s National team won their FOURTH World Cup title!! And as the postgame ceremony began, the stadium erupted into chants of “equal pay” to demand women players are paid equal to men.2 Momentum is on our side.

    Join the movement for equal pay–demand the U.S. Soccer Federation pays women soccer players equal to men.

    Champion U.S. women soccer players are still paid way less than men–even though the U.S. Men’s team didn’t even qualify for the last World Cup tournament. 3 In the words of star player Megan Rapinoe, “It certainly is not fair.”4

    In addition to bringing home FOUR World Cup championships, the women’s team has brought in more revenue than the men’s team for the past three years.5

    Will you sign this petition telling U.S. Soccer to pay women fairly?

    U.S. Soccer: Paying women less than men for doing a BETTER job is wrong. Pay players on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team equal to the men!
    Sign the petition

    Women soccer players are suing the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay, but court battles take a long time and lots of money.6 USSF could fix this right now, by paying all of the players’ salaries and bonuses equally, regardless of gender.

    In ordinary games, women earn drastically less than men when they win. And when women win the World Cup–which they have done now FOUR times–their bonus is five times less than the men’s bonus. They earn less in sponsorships, and even get a smaller amount per day for meals when traveling.7

    Together, we can cheer the U.S. Women’s National team to a victory in their battle for equal pay. And it’s not just about soccer. In the U.S. the pay gap means a woman loses an average of $400,000 over a lifetime–and it’s much higher for most women of color.8

    The USSF can be an example for decision-makers across the country by paying women equal to men–but it’s going to take a LOT of us demanding they listen.

    Will you sign the petition for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s National team and share it with your friends?

    Thank you!

    — Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Holly, Kathy, Susan, Anathea, Emma, Natalie, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, Ryan, Sonja, and Kimberly, the UltraViolet team

    Sources:

    1. CBS News, Twitter, July 10, 2019

    2. Stadium Erupts In “Equal Pay” Chant As U.S. Wins 2019 World Cup, Huffington Post, July 7, 2019

    3. U.S. Men’s Soccer Fails to Quality for World Cup, Still Paid More Than Our Champion Women’s Team, October 11, 2017

    4. Megan Rapinoe Says Women’s Soccer ‘Can’t Do Anything More’ to Prove They Deserve Equal Pay, Newsweek, July 7, 2019

    5. Report: USWNT generate more revenue than men’s team from 2016, Sports Pro Media, June 18, 2019

    6. Top Female Players Accuse U.S. Soccer of Wage Discrimination, New York Times, March 31, 2016

    7. How Much Less Are Female Soccer Players Paid?, New York Times, March 31, 2016

    8. We Can End the Wage Gap. Here’s How., UltraViolet, accessed July 3, 2019

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