Posted by
Message
Tigerbait357
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
31952 posts

Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC




quote:

As the national anthem played before the U.S. women’s national team took on Thailand in the FIFA Women’s World Cup last week, the team stood in a row on the field. A camera panned down the line of players during the broadcast, showing each with her hand over her heart, mouthing along to the song.

At the end of the line was Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain and one of the biggest stars of the team. She stood impassively, hands at her sides, not singing along.


quote:

In September 2016, Rapinoe was one of the first athletes to follow then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s lead in kneeling during the anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality against black people.

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it,” she said at the time, according to The Associated Press. “It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this. We don’t need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that’s really powerful.”


quote:

“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” she told Yahoo! Sports in May. “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”


LINK



This post was edited on 6/24 at 2:11 pm


WG_Dawg
Georgia Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jun 2004
72625 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
Dumb bitch


Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
93264 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
15417
Centinel
Alabama Fan
South Carolina
Member since Sep 2016
18896 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
Such stunning. Much bravery.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
963
RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
173568 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
quote:

It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this.


An amazingly condescending attitude.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1245
NYCAuburn
Auburn Fan
TD Platinum Membership/SECr Sheriff
Member since Feb 2011
51283 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
quote:

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties


Challenge her to live in many other countries around the world and have this same opinion
This post was edited on 6/24 at 2:08 pm


jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
55181 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
What liberties are not protected?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1343
upgrayedd
Lamar Fan
Lifting at Tobin's house
Member since Mar 2013
91688 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
Angry lesbian with danger hair says dumb shite. More at 11.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1453
itawambadog
Mississippi St. Fan
America, F Yeah!
Member since Nov 2007
21047 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
Not every athlete sings the anthem.


arseinclarse
USA Fan
Gentilly
Member since Apr 2007
25953 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1066
EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
3731 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
I would say I could care less but that simply wouldn't be true.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
218
TigerStripes06
Houston Astros Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2006
28865 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
This has been discussed ad nauseum in about 35 different threads.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
234
Tempratt
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lewzianer
Member since Oct 2013
5005 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
She looks like a dyke.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
610
Traveler
LSU Fan
I'm not late-I'm early for tomorrow
Member since Sep 2003
19159 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
"Look at me, look at me, look at..."


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
751
Hangit
LSU Fan
The Green Swamp
Member since Aug 2014
15188 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
If she does not want to participate in team activities, she should just take her talents to the women's pro league, if one exists.

Maybe someone should call a detective and we can get to the bottom of who is forcing her to be on this team.


Centinel
Alabama Fan
South Carolina
Member since Sep 2016
18896 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
quote:

Not every athlete sings the anthem.


And not every athlete wants to be the center of attention because she's a SJW blowhard.



LNCHBOX
LSU Fan
70001
Member since Jun 2009
54633 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
It's the World Cup, but frick this twat anyway.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
312
DemonKA3268
LSU Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Oct 2015
7847 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
quote:

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.


Hmmm, I guess I missed the part where gays (along with blacks) are being systematically taken out and don't have the same liberties. She is full of shite and she knows it. This has been nothing more that attention seeking.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
496
JJ27
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Sep 2004
55346 posts

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
quote:

“It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this.



Pans to picture and person of color is standing with hand over her heart.

She's doing it because she's gay and craves attention...which is a bit redundant.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
532
MorbidTheClown
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
32047 posts
 Online 

re: Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe isn’t singing the national anthem at WC
why do gay people feel the need to point out that they are gay?


Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Jump to page
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 9next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram