|Megan Rapinoe, Kneeling during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner|
Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the U.S. national women's soccer team, refuses to place her hand over her heart with the rest of her team when the national anthem is played at the World Cup in Lyon, France. ... She started protesting the anthem in solidarity with Kaepernick in September 2016, when she played for the Seattle Reign in the National Women's Soccer League.
Let's be clear: Rapinoe is an amazing athlete. ... But Rapinoe is ... playing for the United States. ... Rapinoe is protesting the Stars and Stripes while wearing the Stars and Stripes. That's not okay. Representing your country is a privilege, not a right. If she really feels she can't show respect for the U.S. flag and anthem, then she shouldn't wear the U.S. jersey.
Megan Rapinoe is a winner. Marc Thiessen is not: