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Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe used her acceptance speech at Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year awards to praise the activism of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and took the opportunity to assert that “white supremacy” is the reason Kaepernick is no longer on the field.

“While I’m enjoying all of this unprecedented and, frankly, a little bit uncomfortable attention and personal access, in large part due to my activism off the field, Colin Kaepernick is still effectively banned from the NFL for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of known and systemic police brutality against people of color, known and systemic racial injustice, known and systemic white supremacy,” Rapinoe said.

“I see no clearer example of that system being alive and well than me standing before you right now,” she continued. “It would be a slap in the face to Colin, and to so many other faces, not to acknowledge, and for me personally, to work relentlessly to dismantle that system that benefits some over the detriment of others, and frankly is quite literally tearing us apart in this country.

“I’m not going to act like my whiteness has nothing to do with me standing before you now,” the soccer player added. “I don’t want to live in that kind of world. I don’t think that kind of world is the world that suits everybody and is going to move us forward in the direction that we need to go.”

USA Today pointed out that “supporting Colin Kaepernick is nothing new for Megan Rapinoe, who followed Kaepernick’s lead of kneeling during the national anthem during the fall of 2016.”

Both athletes have been vocal critics of President Donald Trump, who, in turn, has called out the activists for refusing to stand for the American flag during the national anthem at their respective sporting events.

The Washington Examiner noted that Rapinoe drew the ire of the president when she announced over the summer that she was “not going to the f***ing White House” if the women’s national soccer team won the World Cup.

“Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team,” President Trump tweeted at the time, referring to Rapinoe. “Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”

According to a recent report from Adam Schefter, the NFL sent a memo to all 32 teams about a private workout of Kaepernick for teams to consider adding him to their rosters.

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21 Comments
  • Carl says:

    WHO NEEDS RULES? NFL Players Arrested Every 7 Days On Average
    September 25, 2017
    The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It’s been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested.
    The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which “provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,” the site says.
    Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.
    The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”
    The hypocrisy is so stark that Donald Trump Jr. fired out this fierce tweet on Sunday.
    The top team — at least in arrests — is, weirdly, the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFLarrest.com. Rounding out the Top 5: Denver, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Jacksonville.
    By year, 2006 was a doozy: 71 arrests of NFL players. 2013 had 62 arrests, while last year was the lowest in the data base at just 28 arrests. This year, the players are setting a torrid pace:
    • Assault and battery – 7
    • Drugs – 6
    • DUI – 5
    • Domestic violence – 5
    • Disorderly conduct – 4
    • Resisting arrest – 2
    • Guns – 1
    • License/traffic – 1
    • Other – 1
    That makes 32 arrests — and we’re only in Week 3.
    The top crimes are:
    • DUI – 218
    • Drugs -100
    • Domestic violence – 98
    • Assault – 74
    • Disorderly conduct – 44
    The most arrests: Adam Jones, with 10. Jones has played for both Tennessee and Cincinnati, and he’s been accused of poking a hotel worker in the eye, punching a woman, spitting in a woman’s face at a nightclub, and was “charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man” (take a look at all his arrests here).
    The top positions of those arrested:
    • Wide receiver – 140
    • Linebacker – 119
    • Cornerback – 116
    • Running back – 99
    • Defensive tackle – 80
    So, maybe — just maybe — NFL players aren’t the best ones to be preaching to America about the perils of police brutality.

  • GEORGE EADY says:

    THIS DUMB BITCH IS HER OWN WORSE PROBLUM. THIS MOUTH OF HERS WILL TAKE HER DOWN. SHE HAS BUT ALL DESTORYED HER TEAM. BY KEEPING HER SORRY ASS IN THE MEDIA . AND SHE IS ALL ABOUT HER SELF. WORKS TO MAKE HER SELF TO STAND OUT . AND THEN SHE BITCHES ABOUT . SHE GIVES ALL SPORTS A BAD NAME

  • Chris says:

    Well, Megan Rapinoe, how did “white supremacy” keep you off the field?

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