'Don't bring that (expletive) here': Megan Rapinoe reacts to photo of U.S. Capitol rioter wearing USWNT sweatshirt

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USWNT star Megan Rapinoe gave a motivational victory speech at a New York ceremony celebrating the U.S. Women’s fourth World Cup championship.

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Megan Rapinoe rarely shies away from speaking up on issues of race, equality and gender. As she prepares for a new season with the U.S. women’s national soccer team she continues to use her platform to speak out against recent events and the political climate in our nation. 

“As I think, it sets in and I guess we’re almost a week out from January 6, which was certainly and will rightfully so live on in the echoes of American history forever,” said Rapinoe as she recounted the pro-Donald Trump uprising in the U.S. Capitol on a video call Tuesday. 

The team is at training camp in Orlando, Florida preparing for their first match against Colombia on Monday, and Rapinoe used the first several minutes of the call to condemn the events in Washington, D.C. calling them “very unsettling and scary.”

“It’s just striking how horrible it was, and just how insane,” Rapinoe said. “It was from the climate in our country being such that we have our political leaders — our chief political leader…

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