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Hope Solo: Megan Rapinoe Would ‘Bully’ US Soccer Teammates into Kneeling

​​At the very least, Megan Rapinoe is a propagandist. According to former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo, she is also a bully. Solo told the All of Us: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Show that Megan Rapinoe bullies teammates into kneeling during the national anthem. “It’s tough,” Solo told Goal on the topic of kneeling during the national anthem. “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.” That is such an obvious yet impactful statement. Solo’s comments echo back to conversations athletes had last year after George Floyd’s death. Then, amid pressure from far-left athletes like Rapinoe and LeBron James, the media, and Twitter, it became controversial to stand and not kneel during the anthem. Athletes saw how the left crucified Drew Brees for merely respecting the flag. For […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.