Megan Rapinoe slaps down Draymond Green’s comments about equality

Megan Rapinoe just schooled Draymond Green.

The U.S. women’s soccer star, an outspoken advocate for equality, slammed Green on Wednesday for his comments last week that blamed female athletes for the inequities that persist in women’s sports. Rather than making the point he thought he was, Green revealed his ignorance, Rapinoe said.

“Obviously you kind of showed your whole ass,” Rapinoe said during the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s media summit for the Tokyo Olympics.

“He’s not even understanding what we all talk about all the time, whether it's WNBA players or us here on the national team,” Rapinoe said. “And you tagged the wrong people! You don’t think we have asked for more funding? What are we screaming about nonstop?”

Following the uproar over disparities between the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments, Green took to social media to give “pointers” on how to increase investment in women’s sports. He said the NBA only became the global game it is today because there were people building up the game and telling individual players’ stories. Players should focus on that rather than equal pay, Green suggested.


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