By David Hopkins
Thank goodness the 2021 (actually 2020) Tokyo Olympics finally came to a grinding halt a couple of weeks back because for all the universal sportsmanship and unity they were meant to convey, the Games, for many Americans, were stained by the classless tawdry displays of Team USA Women’s Soccer, particularly the most cunning and offensive member of that losing ragtag squad, Megan Rapinoe.
The purple-haired America-hating Rapinoe wasn’t sticking to her customary kneeling schtick and otherwise making a complete fool of her herself at the Olympics over social justice issues as she’d like everyone to believe. After all, what would a pampered middle-age White woman with lots of money know about the plight of Black America? No, Rapinoe tried hard to pull the purple wool over everyone’s eyes with a far more self-serving agenda that had nothing to do with altruism. In a nutshell, for Rapinoe and most of her disrespectful kneeling soccer teammates it was all about MONEY. Nothing but money. Rapinoe and the National Women’s Soccer Team is in the middle of a longstanding court battle over pay issues, namely, they want to be paid equal to or more than the Men’s national team. Clearly, there’s nothing wrong with that aspiration. We all want to be compensated for what we’re worth in the competitive job market, but Rapinoe and her comrades have resorted to a sneaky little game of deception in order to obtain that goal which unfairly places the American Government and its people in its crosshairs. Earlier, the Women’s National Team lost their case in Federal Court primarily due to a poorly-negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the women and Rapinoe has not been exactly happy with that decision. In fact, her wrath has been stirred to the extent that she has chosen to blaspheme an entire country for the sleight she feels, including its government, its people, and its artifacts of patriotism. Megan Rapinoe is angry at everyone and everything for not getting the money she feels entitled to. She travels afar to the Land of the Rising Sun to vent her frustration and tell the whole World the USA is crap for not meeting her pay expectations. She is willing to throw ALL America under the proverbial bus over a unsatisfactory employment contract that neither the United States Government nor its citizenry had any part in.
Make no mistake. Megan Rapinoe wasn’t involved in some display of protest over societal injustice when she ground her pathetic knees into the soil at the Olympics. Rapinoe’s disgusting deplorable display was a ruse, a product of pure unadulterated selfishness, greed, and lack of class, a pampered pompous unpatriotic American who pouts and whines and shows the most unseemly side of the cultural landscape, this one in the field of athletics. Rapinoe was trying hard to convince us that her actions had some degree of legitimacy, some small dab of virtue, but thank goodness it didn’t work because Americans were too smart to fall for the sham.
Her shameful conduct is made even more egregious by the fact that most of our other Olympic athletes at the Tokyo Games showed unctuous respect and fealty for the country. So many tears of pure joy. So many Team USA athletes enthusiastically draped themselves in the Flag to celebrate victory. So many words of emotion that reflected their genuine loyalty and pride to be an American. Almost without exception, our Olympic athletes didn’t stoop or squat or take a knee when the National Anthem was played. They stood tall and erect as Old Glory was raised.
But not Megan Rapinoe.
And to think, Rapinoe has actually been REWARDED for her perfidy. Subway thought she would make a sensational spokesperson for its sandwiches and gave her a fat lucrative contract deal to pitch its grub on TV. She even gets to kick food out of a guy’s hands who chose not to eat a Subway sandwich, showing just what a true overbearing bully she is. Apparently, Subway is fine with this purple-headed carnival creature continuing to peddle its food on TV. As of the date of publishing, Rapinoe is still appearing in Subway commercials, still benefitting from her anti-American tomfoolery , which really isn’t surprising given Subway’s checkered history of picking product pitchmen.
Megan Rapinoe isn’t fooling anyone with these noxious displays of anti-American sentiment wrapped up in the guise of social justice. Rapinoe is no hero. No one to emulate. She’s as phoney as the purple dye that covers her pageboy locks. She exudes all the worst qualities of the greedy entitled American athlete with no loyalty or respect for the country which nurtured and funded her dreams. Applying the moniker of “traitor” would be quite fitting in my view.
Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of Megan Rapinoe as an athlete representing our great country.