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U.S. women’s soccer star and famed national anthem protester Megan Rapinoe used her acceptance speech for the Sports Illustrated “Sportsperson of the Year” award to scold the magazine for their lack of gender and racial diversity.

“As one of just four women to win the Sportsperson of the Year award, she wasted no time in putting SI in the hot seat,” Mediaite reported Tuesday.

“Is it truth that I’m only the fourth woman deserving of this award? I don’t think so,” Rapinoe said while accepting her award.

“Is it true so few writers of color deserve to be featured in this publication? No,” the athlete continued. “Is it true so few women’s voices deserve to be heard and deserve to be read in this publication? I don’t think so.”

The soccer star made waves during the 2019 World Cup when she refused to hold her hand over her heart as a “f*** you” to “sexist,” “racist,” and “small-minded” President Donald Trump.

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“So it’s kind of a good ‘F you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the [Trump] administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him,” Rapinoe told Yahoo! Sports in May. “Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing.”

Driving home her anti-Trump stance, which clearly contributed to the athlete winning the coveted Sports Illustrated award, Rapinoe took another shot at the president in the midst of the World Cup. In June, Rapinoe told Eight by Eight that she would not be accepting an invitation to the White House if the national team were to win the championship. “I’m not going to the f***ing White House. No. I’m not going to the White House,” she said. “We’re not gonna be invited. I doubt it.”

Before being bashed by Rapinoe, Sports Illustrated gushed over the U.S. captain in their announcement of the award on Monday.

“Playing the world’s game, on the world’s stage, under attack by a world leader, she dominated. And in doing so without fear, Megan Rapinoe became a voice for so many across the world,” the magazine said.

As previously noted by The Daily Wire, the soccer star’s anthem protest started in the form of kneeling, mimicking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. However, in response, the United States Soccer Federation amended their bylaws to forbid such action; Rapinoe subsequently adjusted her protest.

After scoring the “Women of the Year” award from Glamour magazine, Rapinoe suggested her white privilege enabled her success post-anthem protest, whereas Kaepernick is being “effectively banned” from the NFL because of his race.

“While I’m enjoying all of this unprecedented, and frankly, a little bit uncomfortable attention and personal success in large part due to my activism off the field, Colin Kaepernick is still effectively banned,” Rapinoe said during the Glamour acceptance speech, The Daily Wire reported.

“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 determent of others and frankly is, quite literally, tearing us apart in this country,” the 34-year-old added.

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Michael Luetkw December 12, 2019
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Ungrateful bull-dyke bitch once again biting the hand that feeds her. If you don't like it GTFO the stage and quit grandstanding. You speak of white privilege... Since you dislike it so much quit playing a GAME and get a real job!
Sesa December 12, 2019
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That went well, SI. That’s what you get for awarding an ungrateful, Anti-American, white privileged wretch.
Joe P December 11, 2019
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"EFF" that ungrateful CLOWN, Rapinoe!!
Gayle December 11, 2019
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SI got what they deserved for giving this hate filled , anti American skank an award in the first place. Scum like it should be thrown off the team and deported!
Shari December 11, 2019
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I have no respect for her or anything she pretends to stand for. She's not a representative of our country or the women like me. Anyone that would honor a piece of crap like her is not someone or something I would waste money on. Any talent she has in soccer will always be overshadowed by her ugly attitude.
Big Montana December 11, 2019
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This thing (not sure it’s gender) is seething with hatred which is the calling card of the modern democrats AKA communists.
Alan December 11, 2019
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It seems to me that some people appear to be a bitter mean spirited person while others don't only appear that way they prove it by opening up their mouths. I think I would call her words biting the hand that feeds you. Ironic that the magazine that supports her actions gets first hand action of what this kind of person is about. She is right about one thing. Many people more deserving are not honored by the rag. A sports achievement is hardly the most honorable thing people have done. Disrespecting the president does not stand in my list of honorable positions.
Derek December 11, 2019
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Rapinoe is another Kaepernick, if she doesn't wish to be recognised for representing the country in the women's world cup football then she shouldn't be playing, she is a total disgrace and doesn't represent all the women od America, if she won't respect the FLAG and the PRESIDENT of AMERICA then she should not have been selected to represent the country. She is just another selfish egotist who thinks she is above Trump, sadly she is more like the stuff one wipes off the bottom of a shoe and a disgrace to herself and America..
steve December 11, 2019
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Not worth the time I'd take to read the article. One Word: BOYCOTT...!!!
LST December 11, 2019
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Is it too late to abort that ugly useless bull dyke?
Ellen December 11, 2019
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What an embarrassment to her parents.
Sunday December 11, 2019
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Gosh, we were really hoping that they would pick one of those transgender males that beat out women as their person of the year. Sports Illustrated, he really could have done better than that. Maybe next year, if you have any subscribers left.
Oh no December 11, 2019
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Good!! What these PC asskissers do not realize is that these mutant babies are never happy no matter what. Their whole existence is based on anger and controversy. They will turn on you in a New York minute. You reap what you sow and you just planted poison ivy! Nice work SI now you lost half your readers and your award recipient slapped you in the face. Hahahahaha Bye!!!
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