Megan Rapinoe is not only a footballer who shines on the pitch because of her enormous ability to play football. The American sportswoman was also responsible for standing out for her activism and the Women's World Cup in France 2019 witnessed that, as she let her see the world that was against Donald Trump's "discriminatory" policies, in addition to not resting until the salary match was reached for women's football.
After this, Megan won many adherents, her activism rumbled in various parts of the world, so Glamor magazine recognized her as one of the Women of the Year and during the awards she thanked Colin Kaepernick, one of the precursors in protesting against Donald Trump, and one of the reasons for her to continue these protests.
"I don't feel like I would be here without him. The attention is largely due to my off-field activism, but for the same reason Colin Kaepernick is kicked out of the NFL for kneeling," said the footballer.
Rapinoe lamented the situation of the American football player, who was punished with his expulsion from the NFL for protesting against racism in the United States against people of color.
"So while I enjoy all this unprecedented attention, and frankly, a little awkward, attention and personal success, it is largely due to my off-field activism. Colin Kaepernick is still kicked out of the NFL for kneeling during the anthem national for the known and systematic police brutality against people of color, known and systematic racial injustice and known and systematic white supremacy, "he said.
"I do not see a clearer example that this system is alive and well that I am standing in front of you right now. It would be a slap for Colin, and for many other faces, not to recognize him, and for me personally, to work tirelessly to dismantle that system that benefits some to the detriment of others, and frankly is literally tearing us apart in this country. So we all have to do more. We are here. We are ready. Are you all ready to do more? Well! " .