On July 4th, a great spirit of patriotism swept the country as Americans celebrated their great nation. However, some on the U.S. women’s soccer team were not filled with the same flag-waving enthusiasm. In a CNN interview, U.S. soccer player Ali Krieger stated that she absolutely refuses to visit the White House and respect the President.
A photo of the radical protégé of Colin Kaepernick, pro soccer player Megan Rapinoe, is being hailed as the new version of the symbol she detests: the American flag. Courtesy of Robert Mayes, staff writer for The Ringer blog, who tweeted a photo of Rapinoe celebrating a goal at the World Cup slugged "the American flag now."
Finishing Pride Month Sunday with one last hurrah for the LGBT cause, USA Today sports switched its days-long focus from lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. national women's team to a call for more gays in men's golf. The newspaper's website has obsessed on Rapinoe during the ongoing World Cup, but gave prime internet real estate to gay golf writer Eamon Lynch in Sunday's edition.
Over the weekend, USA Today's coverage of the U.S. women's national soccer team's play in the World Cup in France could have easily been thought of as a well-coordinated attack on President Donald Trump. Saturday's online edition carried three politically charged stories on the soccer team — one-fourth of the day's "Top Stories" list — paying little attention to the team's actual play on the field.
The circus surrounding the U.S. national women’s soccer team expanded into three rings Wednesday. Headed for a Friday quarterfinal match against France in the World Cup, a prominent member of Team USA accused President Donald Trump of getting angry with women he can't grope. He let loose an early morning flurry of Tweets saying the team should respect the flag, and he inviting the team to the White House win or lose. USA Today’s anti-Trumper sports staff predictably sided with the soccer team and bashed the president.
U.S. national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe continues to draw media attention by shunning the Star Spangled Banner at the World Cup in France. Reliable left-stream USA Today writers are defending her and criticizing The Hill and President Trump for faulting her ongoing protest.
The Nation magazine's firebrand sports editor Dave Zirin has aggressively come to the defense of Megan Rapinoe, a lesbian member of the U.S. national women's soccer team who refused to sing the national anthem before a World Cup game Tuesday. He blasted right-wing "Christianists" who opposed her protest and slammed President Trump and Vice-president Pence for waging an anti-LGBT agenda.
Team USA's 13-0 women's World Cup soccer thrashing of Thailand Tuesday got a heavy infusion of politics from the media. U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe refused to honor America during the pre-game national anthem, as an insult to President Donald Trump, and USA Today referred to the president as a "misogynist" after he declined to discuss the team's quest for equal pay.
On Tuesday, Team USA opens the defense of its 2015 World Cup title in a match against Thailand, but, as The Washington Post reports, the team has much more important things than soccer on its agenda. In fact, four team members are pushing for radical cultural change, and the whole team is suing U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination.
Lesbian and ESPN The Magazine Body issue model Megan Rapinoe is taking the SJW baton from Colin Kaepernick and giving President Donald Trump an ongoing middle finger. A pro soccer star and member of the U.S. National Team, Rapinoe tells Yahoo Sports's Henry Bushnell her play will serve as an “F you” to the Trump administration.
The idea of actually covering sports has become so passé for two iconic sports media organizations that they've devolved into a lusty competition to determine which can one-down the other in so-called artistic nudity. ESPN presents full buff arrays of athletes "performing" their respective sport, and Sports Illustrated is pulling out every PC trick in the book -- hijabs and burkinis, painted ladies and politically correct subjects bearing virtue messages on their naked flesh -- to gain attention. All in the name of progressive art moving sport and society forward toward the nirvana of diversity.
Come September, ESPN The Magazine will take its place in the ash heap of history. The Worldwide Leader in "Progressive Sports and Naked Athletes" is discontinuing the magazine this fall, after 21 years in operation, but will make sure it ends with one final edition featuring nude athletes. When its business was flagging, ESPN The Magazine merely resorted to glorifying athletes out of uniform, and the strategy still didn't prevent it from going under.