Like most Americans, I love to watch the Olympics. What makes it special is that it only comes around every two years – since they began staggering the Summer and Winter games.
But every so often, politics creeps into the games.
Megan Rapinoe (photo courtesy Jamie Smed / Flickr)
We all remember the pink-haired wingnut and social justice warrior, Megan Rapinoe, of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, who “took a knee” during the playing of our National Anthem at a World Cup game. That was special.
But unlike her contemporary and fellow social justice windbag, Colin Kaepernick, Megan remains employed. This is likely due to the fact that her team is not privately owned, but is run by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3).
We haven’t had to endure Megan’s nonsense lately. However, with the Olympics right around the corner, I’m sure she’s already busy planning something that will surely be special. And by special, I mean completely asinine.
But not if the International Olympic Committee has anything to say about it.
from World Net Daily:
U.S. soccer star goes to war with Olympics over ban on political protests
U.S. women’s soccer team player Megan Rapinoe, best known for her political stunts, like taking a knee during the American national anthem at the National Women’s Soccer League games, says what the International Olympic Committee wants doesn’t mean much to her.
That organization announced last week that it was banning political protests in formal IOC situations by athletes who will compete at the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, Japan.
That ban, however, doesn’t apply to Rapinoe, she has made clear.
A report at the Daily Wire on Monday she said she will “not be silenced.”
Her statements had come on social media, including Instagram and Twitter.
She dismissed the IOC’s plea for keeping political opinions off the field of play, the report said, or “risk ruining the ‘uniting’ and ‘neutral’ stance” of the games.