U.S. Women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe will receive the country’s highest civil award, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom on July 7th, a complete slap in the face and insult to those who have made an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, which the award is supposed to reserved for.
Rapinoe became infamous for refusing to stand during the performance of the US national anthem during global and domestic games.
Rapinoe received a call from Biden and reacted by praising others who she feels deserve a portion of her medal.
“I just think of all the people who I feel deserve a part of this medal, from my family to current and former team-mates, all the women of the U.S. Women’s National Team throughout our history, to Colin Kaepernick, the three women who founded Black Lives Matter – Opal, Alicia, and Patrisse – to Marsha P, Sylvia and Billie Jean, the Williams sisters, of course, my fiance Sue Bird, and so many more.
“I am humbled and truly honored to be chosen for this award by President Biden and feel as inspired and motivated as ever to continue this long history of fighting for the freedoms of all people. To quote Emma Lazarus, ‘Until we are all free, we are none of us free.’”