Poor Megan Rapinoe. After riding Colin Kaepernick’s coattails by refusing to stand for the National Anthem this past weekend and basking in all the requisite media fawning that followed, she found that two can play this game. So Wednesday evening she was playing a game in Maryland, but suddenly found she was outwitted by the host team, who decided to play the anthem while the teams were in the locker room. The poor baby was very upset by this development.
Though Megan Rapinoe wanted to continue her stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick before the Seattle Reign’s NWSL game against the Washington Spirit on Wednesday, she wasn’t given the chance.
On Sunday, the midfielder became the first active non-black professional athlete to display support for the 49ers quarterback when she took a knee for the national anthem before the Reign’s game, but on Wednesday night the hosts played The Star-Spangled Banner before the teams took the field for the game.
“In light of Seattle Reign and U.S. Women’s National Team member Megan Rapinoe’s public declaration that she intended to ‘take a knee’ during the United States’ National Anthem tonight, we decided to play the anthem in our stadium ahead of schedule rather than subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent,” the team said in a statement.
This didn’t go over well, as could be expected.
“To be honest I didn’t hear (the anthem) and I wasn’t exactly sure why it wasn’t played but (expletive) unbelievable,” Rapinoe said when asked about her reaction after the anthem’s timing after her team’s 2-1 loss.
It was “(expletive) unbelievable,” huh?
“I think it was incredibly distasteful to say that I — four days before one of the worst tragedies we’ve had in our country — to say that I hijacked this event … it’s just really disappointing and disrespectful in my opinion. You talk about me disrespecting the flag, he didn’t even give people a chance, give both teams a chance to even stand in front of it and show their respect. It’s unbelievable.”
So it’s “incredibly distasteful,” “disappointing” and “unbelieveable” this douchebagette didn’t get a chance to disrespect the flag and patrons in attendance. OK, go with that. She’s a regular fucking Joan of Arc, this one. She just wants to have a conversation!
“It shows me we really need to have the conversation that I want to talk about,” she said. “Case in point, right there.”
The consersation “I” want to talk about. You ever notice the “conversation” these clowns want is always one-sided? You see, it’s all about her.