‘Go Woke, Go Home’ Megan Rapinoe, USWNT Mocked After Getting Eliminated From Women’s World Cup

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The USWNT got eliminated from the World Cup on Sunday morning, and a large contingent of American fans were happy about it.

The USWNT’s World Cup run has been mired in controversy after most of the team didn’t sing the national anthem in several games.

Rapinoe had been vocal about not singing the anthem in the past.

Via Yahoo Sports

The whole meaning of [the anthem],” she says, “changed dramatically” for her. It is now a “somber moment” for a “peaceful protest.”

I ask her what, if anything, might compel her to return to her old ways.

“It would take a lot,” she responds. “It would take criminal justice reform. It would take the huge inequality gap that we have to be much better. It would take a lot of progress in LGBTQ rights. We just have such a disparity in this country in so many different ways, inequality in so many different ways.”

Unfortunately for Rapinoe, she missed a crucial penalty kick against Sweden in the team’s loss on Sunday, and fans let her have it on social media.

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