Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios never shies away from speaking what is on his mind. Consequences do not worry him and it is one of the reasons Kyrgios is always embroiled in one controversy or another. This time around, the temperamental Kyrgios directed his judgment at American soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
An old video of the winger went viral on Twitter when the USWNT crashed out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup recently. The clip is actually from 2019 when Rapinoe failed to acknowledge a fan at the ESPYS Awards.
When the clip was circulating on social media, Piers Morgan shared it with the caption, “Doesn’t even look at him. Diabolical arrogance.” It seems that Kyrgios found common ground with Morgan this time.
Hahahahahaha one thing me and piers agree on https://t.co/evNwa13wVQ
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 8, 2023
In the said clip, Rapinoe can be seen signing an autograph while not even looking at the fan. Kyrgios shared Morgan‘s tweet with the caption, “Hahahahahaha one thing me and Piers agree on.”
Megan Rapinoe was captain of the USWNT between 2018-2020. She is a decorated player, winning the World Cup twice with her national side. Additionally, Rapinoe is also a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics.
Nick Kyrgios on the other hand has had an abysmal season, playing only one match this year. He was set to make a comeback at Wimbledon but a wrist injury sidelined him at the last minute. It is still unclear if he will play in the US Open.
Donald Trump blamed Megan Rapinoe for the USWNT’s exit
The former president of the US, Donald Trump shared his opinion after the USWNT got knocked out of the tournament. He blamed Rapinoe and the team’s ‘wokeness’ for their loss.
Trump took to his social media platform to make it known that this loss reflected Joe Biden’s poor administration. He said, “The ‘shocking and totally unexpected’ loss by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to Sweden is fully emblematic of what is happening to our once great Nation under Crooked Joe Biden,” (via CNN).
He pointed out how several players were openly hostile when he was still the President. Back in 2019, Rapinoe famously refused to visit the White House if the team won the World Cup.
Since Trump’s comments, several notable conservatives have agreed with his assessment. Former Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly was ‘thrilled’ that the team had lost.
Megan Rapinoe is an openly queer woman and has spoken about various problems, ranging from LGBTQ+ issues to gender inequality, etc. These are issues that conservatives deem woke.’
Rapinoe may have spent the majority of the World Cup on the bench, but one must not forget her contributions. She remains an outspoken champion for women and marginalized people.