Wednesday 13 January 2021
Rapinoe sees “terrible” USA
Trump’s crowd “showed our true colors”
Megan Rapinoe is back in the US national team after ten months and comes back with stirring words after the storm on the Capitol. The football player was “surprised”, but not surprised. “This is absolutely America,” she says of Trump’s crowd. Now punishment should follow.
Megan Rapinoa wrapped her anger in eloquence. For the first time in nearly ten months, the football icon sat in a press conference for the American national team, and had much to say. The terrible storm of crowds instigated by Donald Trump on Capitol rose so much under the skin of the world champion that he could hardly speak of his football return. Or wanted to do.
“It’s shocking how terrible it was and how crazy it was,” the world champion said. Of course, played the first digital press round at the training camp in Orlando. The 35-year-old warned that 6 January could only be the beginning: “Certainly, all calls for unity and advancement cannot be made without justice. If we do not punish it and do a thorough investigation, then It only suggests, it is more. “
The energetic Trump rival Rapinoe, an activist for social justice and against discrimination for years, categorizes violent incidents clearly differently than future president Joe Biden. “This is America. Make no mistake about it. I think we showed our true colors,” she said of the “horrifying” situation in America.
“Not the first time murderous mob”
Biden had said: “These chaotic scenes do not represent real America.” Rapinoe retorted: “This is not the first time we’ve seen such a murderous mob. Uniting the white supremacy crowd is nothing new to America, as people of color know very well.” Five people, including a police officer, were killed in an attempted rebellion in the US capital.
Despite political unrest and an epidemic of violent anger, the world champion must now emulate normality. Two international games against Columbia are scheduled for January 18 and 22 in Florida, the four-time Olympic champion’s Tokyo Games.
Rapinoe has not played a game since last March. For fear of the virus, but also because he needed a break during the 2019 World Cup in France and the subsequent commotion. Meanwhile she was joined by national basketball player Sue Bird, published her biography “One Life” and was certainly politically active.
Rapinoe will now continue to use the sport as a vehicle to change the world. It accordingly became apparent when a journalist finally asked about a Trump supporter who was photographed in a sweater, a fan of the US Women’s National Team, upon his return from Washington.
“We want to create a space that is inclusive, safe and diverse for our fans and as a backdrop for our players, for the people watching on TV and the media who report on it. So” Captain Had a clear message. , “Do not bring this nonsense here”.
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