U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team member Megan Rapinoe, a woman with a net worth of $2 million who has access to private helicopters, knelt down during the national anthem last night to prove she “is down for the struggle.”
Rapinoe-Nothing then took the opportunity to remind us all how racist we are.
On Sunday night, women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe followed the example of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by taking a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before her Seattle Reign played the Chicago Red Stars in an NWSL game.
“I am disgusted with way he has been treated and the fans and hatred he has received in all of this,” Rapione told ESPN’s Julie Foudy. “It is overtly racist. ‘Stay in your place black man.’ Just didn’t feel right to me. Need a more substantive conversation around race relations, & the way people of color treated.”
Hear that, everyone? A pasty white woman has determined any criticism of a black man – including, I guess, Jerry Rice’s well-publicized dissent – is racist. Ironically, that attitude assures there will never be a more substantive conversation around race relations. Well played, Meggy; I’ll bet you’re the smartest player on that team no one cares about.