ports World Reacts To Hope Solo’s Major Accusation.
Former the United States women’s national team star Hope Solo accused Megan Rapinoe of “bullying” her teammates into kneeling for the national anthem.
Rapinoe, one of the most outspoken players on the USWNT, began kneeling for the national anthem in 2016. She was later joined by many of her teammates.
Solo, who last played for the United States women’s national team in 2016, accused Rapinoe of basically bullying her teammates into doing it.
“It’s tough,” Solo told Goal. “I’ve seen Megan Rapinoe almost bully players into kneeling because she really wants to stand up for something in her particular way.
“But it’s our right as Americans to do it whatever way we’re comfortable with, and I think that’s really hard being
on the main stage right now with so many political issues for athletes. There’s a lot of pressure, and ultimately, at
the end of the day, our number one focus should and has always been to win first.”
Solo’s accusation has since made major headlines across the sports world. But fans are wondering – when exactly did Solo witness this?
“This is completely fabricated story. Hope Solo’s last appearance was at the 2016 Rio Olympics, two weeks before Megan Rapinoe joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the anthem (and Rapinoe did so alone; none of her teammates joined her),” Timothy Burke tweeted.
Now, it’s possible that Solo could have witnessed this at another time, or been told about it by one of her ex-teammates.
Still, the sports world is questioning this one.
Rapinoe has yet to respond to Solo’s accusation, though the United States women’s national team star can
hopefully provide some clarity moving forward.
Hope Solo is no longer a member of the US women’s national team, but she doesn’t appear to be thrilled with
the way things have operated over the past few years.