The United States Women’s Soccer star player Megan Rapinoe was widely criticized over the weekend after a viral clip showed her autographing a soccer ball for a young fan — yet somehow managing to never make eye contact with the boy.
Video of the incident, which happened at the ESPYs last week, showed a young boy walk up to Rapinoe with a small soccer ball. He hands the ball to Rapinoe, and she autographs it.
However, she never made eye contact with the boy, nor acknowledged him. Instead, she signed the ball while talking to others around her.
By Sunday morning, the 7-second clip had amassed more than 20 million views and generated widespread outrage.
Maybe she’s preoccupied with killing viewership by nearly half? They cursed the US President and disrespected their Country — What did they expect?
The US Women’s Soccer Final viewership was down by ALMOST HALF this year thanks to the Trump-bashing, anthem protesting US national team.
You insult half your audience — you lose half your audience!
Great job, ladies!
After weeks of hyping the World Cup tournament, the final match between the US and The Netherlands had a viewership that was down 43.8 percent from the last World Cup final in 2015.
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) July 11, 2019
According to Fox News, Rapinoe continued her criticism of President Trump on Sunday, saying the president’s message is dividing Americans.
Fresh off the U.S. women’s national team’s victory in the World Cup last weekend, Rapinoe made an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” where she said Trump’s message excluded people “that look like me and are me.”
“I think Trump’s message excludes people that look like me and are me, of course, but it excludes a lot of people in his base, as well,” Rapinoe said. “And I think that he’s trying to divide so he can conquer and not unite so we can all conquer.”
Of course, her claims are completely unfounded.