The following article, Former U.S. Women’s Soccer Player Accuses Megan Rapinoe of Bullying Team into Kneeling During Anthem, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Former U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo is finally speaking up and saying that woke national anthem hater Megan Rapinoe bullied the team into taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem.
“I think the rhetoric surrounding this team has been both divisive and inclusive. I guess it’s kind of where we are in politics in this day and age,” Solo told Goal.com.
“I think the kneeling thing can be very divisive,” Hope said. “I’ve seen Megan Rapinoe almost bully players into kneeling because she really wants to stand up for something in her particular way.”
“I think that’s really hard being on the main stage right now with so many political issues for athletes, there’s a lot of pressure,” Hope added.
Solo retired from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in 2016, but she played with Rapinoe for a decade before that. Indeed, Solo competed with Rapinoe at the 2008 Summer Olympics where the USNWT won a gold medal.
But Rapinoe began pushing her anti-American protests since 2016 when failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting against the country during the national anthem.
Solo seems to be the first to accuse Rapinoe of pressuring her teammates to kneel during the anthem.
But Rapinoe has also lead the team to greater and greater acts of anti-American protests over the last six years.
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