Megan Rapinoe, no one has invited you to the White House. At least not yet. So, saying that you are not going to the Executive Mansion after you have been “taking a knee” (and not realizing she is actually genuflecting, a sign of reverence and respect in Catholic religious tradition) when the national anthem is played before Women’s World Cup matches is rather presumptuous.
“I’m not going to the f***ing White House,” Rapinoe said when asked about the possible invite. “No. I’m not going to the White House.”
The forward added that she doubts the women’s team would be invited if they win it all. “We’re not gonna be invited. I doubt it,” she said.
Rapinoe has garnered headlines for refusing to place her hand over her heart or sing along during the national anthem before games, publicly saying her protest was an “F you” to “sexist,” “racist,” and “small-minded” President Trump.
And such language for a woman, not that profanity has much in the way of shock value any longer.
Discussing her anthem protest, Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports last month that she’ll “probably never put my hand over my heart.”
“I feel like it’s kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it. Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not,” Rapinoe, who is openly gay, said, hinting at her sexuality.
“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. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing,” she added, noting that she views herself as a “walking protest.”
Sad, since President Donald Trump is a fan of women’s soccer. They are fun to watch.
Too bad the team captain has a chip on her shoulder a mile wide.