August 10, 2021 at 2:32 pm #224085
Megan Rapinoe kicked up another round of controversy at the Tokyo Olympics — and now a group of Subway franchisees are pressuring the fast-food giant to give her the boot.
The 36-year-old, purple-haired soccer star — who kneeled ahead of a match before leading the United States to a bronze medal this week — began a stint as a pitchwoman for the fast-food giant this spring.
In one spot, Rapinoe — who has been a vocal proponent of equal rights and equal pay for women — knocks a burrito out of a guy’s hands by kicking a soccer ball at him.
The response has been mixed, according to franchisees. Late last month on a discussion forum hosted by the North American Association of Subway Franchisees, a Wisconsin store operator posted a picture of a hand-scrawled note from an irate customer taped to the front door of his shop.
I’ll never understand the logic in hiring someone that half of the country doesn’t like. Republicans eat sammichs also.August 11, 2021 at 3:55 pm #224498
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I quit eating at Subway because of her. Now I eat better sandwiches. Maybe I should thank Megan Rapinoe?
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