Angry Fans Rooting Against US Women’s Soccer Team After Latest National Anthem Controversy

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The US Women’s Soccer National Team is already facing controversy from some angry fans back home during the Women’s World Cup.

During their game against Vietnam, a viral video showed that most of the US women’s team stayed silent during the national anthem.

An old interview from 2019 in which Megan Rapinoe said she would never sing the national anthem in protest began making the rounds again after the anthem video.

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.”

“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” she says matter-of-factly. “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”

Others were befuddled by the controversy.

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