U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe snapped again at Draymond Inexperienced on Wednesday after the NBA participant prompt that ladies in sports activities ought to cease “complaining” in regards to the gender pay hole.
The Golden State Warriors energy ahead confronted backlash final month over a collection of tweets he wrote about sexist pay disparities in sports activities that prompt feminine athletes ought to repair the issue and focus extra on rising their sports activities and income.
Inexperienced doubled down in a subsequent interview, telling reporters, “I’m actually bored with seeing them complain in regards to the lack of pay as a result of they’re doing themselves a disservice by simply complaining. They’re not laying out steps that they’ll take to vary that.”
Rapinoe, who had already pushed again firmly on Inexperienced’s preliminary thread, weighed in once more Wednesday at a Crew USA media occasion.
“It’s actually unlucky that within the place he’s in, having all of the assets that he has and the flexibility to have a way more educated opinion, that he simply hasn’t,” she mentioned. “Actually irritating. Clearly, he simply form of confirmed his entire ass in not understanding what we speak about the entire time.”
“You don’t suppose that we’ve requested for extra [investment]?” Rapinoe added. “I imply, what are we screaming about nonstop?”
“Once we speak about equality in ladies’s sports activities, we at all times speak first about funding, and funding, and assets, and advertising and marketing, and branding,” Rapinoe mentioned. “And investing in not simply the gamers however the help workers, and training, and media, TV media, print media, all of it.”
She and her U.S. ladies’s soccer teammates have lengthy been extremely seen and lively advocates for gender equality in sports activities across the nation and world. Rapinoe and teammate Midge Purce joined President Joe Biden on the White Home final month to advocate for the passage of the Paycheck Equity Act and name for extra funding in ladies’s sports activities. And Rapinoe testified earlier than the Home Oversight Committee earlier that day on gender pay disparities.
Rapinoe and greater than 25 of her USWNT teammates sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in 2017 over the large pay disparity between them and their less-successful male counterparts.
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