Hope Solo says she saw Megan Rapinoe ‘bully’ players into kneeling for anthem; but timeline doesn’t add up
Hope Solo says she saw Megan Rapinoe ‘bully’ players into kneeling for anthem; but timeline doesn’t add up

Previous U.S. Ladies' National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo as of late asserted star forward Megan Rapinoe "tormented" players into bowing before the public song of devotion.

"I think the way of talking encompassing this group has been both disruptive and comprehensive," Solo disclosed to Goal.com recently. "I get it's sort of where we are in legislative issues nowadays."

"…I figure the stooping thing can be extremely disruptive," Solo added. "I've seen Megan Rapinoe practically menace players into stooping in light of the fact that she truly needs to support something in her specific manner."

The timetable of Solo's allegations, in any case, doesn't appear to add up.

Rapinoe started stooping during Seattle Reign games in September 2016 in fortitude with Colin Kaepernick, the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback who began bowing during the public song of devotion to revolt against police savagery and racial foul play.

In the interim, the USWNT ended Solo's agreement in August 2016 after she called the Sweden's Olympic group "a lot of weaklings" following a punishment shoot-out misfortune. She was additionally Rapinoe's partner on the Reign at that point, yet left the group for "individual leave" following her public group suspension.

Solo never played for the USWNT or a NWSL group after the 2016 Olympics.

U.S. Soccer established a hymn strategy announcing players must "stand consciously" for the pre-game tune soon after Rapinoe began taking a knee. Be that as it may, U.S. Soccer revoked its song of praise strategy in June 2020 after the police-related killing of George Floyd and following social-equity exhibits.

More USWNT players have bowed during the song of devotion since the previous summer, however that was long after Solo left the group.

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