Megan Rapinoe Smirks, Refuses To Put Hand Over Heart During National Anthem At World Cup Parade

July 13, 2019 10:32 am  

(Breitbart) – Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe smirked and refused to put her hand over her heart when the national anthem played during the World Cup victory parade in New York on Wednesday.

The title-winning team stood as the parade down Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes started, and most of Rapinoe’s teammates placed their hands over their hearts and sang the Star-Spangled Banner.

But just as she did while in France over the last month during the Women’s World Cup games, Rapinoe stood defiantly with her hands clasped behind her back and a wide smirk across her face.

As far back as last May, Rapinoe made it clear that she would never put her hand over her heart and sing during the national anthem again because of President Donald Trump.

“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again,” Rapinoe said adding she views herself as “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” because of “everything I stand for.”

Flashback: U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Accepts AOC’s Capitol Hill Invite

Earlier this week, Megan Rapinoe rather directly announced that she will not visit the White House after the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) completes their World Cup run. However, the U.S. soccer star and co-captain apparently has no problem accepting an invite from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tour Capitol Hill.

On Friday, after the USWNT defeated France 2-1, the the New York Democrat tweeted:

To which Rapinoe replied, “Consider it done.”

President Trump took exception to Rapinoe’s statement earlier in the week that she is “not going to the f*ck*ng White House,” in the event of a USWNT World Cup Victory. The president reminded Rapinoe that they had not yet won the World Cup and that her disrespect of the flag and anthem was inappropriate, yet, still invited her and the rest of the team to the White House.

The USWNT did visit the White House in 2015 when Barack Obama was president.

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