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‘Long history of service to country’ – Megan Rapinoe’s mother talks about her patriotic nature leading to involvement in social issues

Football star Megan Rapinoe has never stopped raising her voice in support of social causes. The Olympic medalist has shed light on gender and pay equity issues in football. Throughout her childhood, she developed a strong sense of self-confidence. In numerous interviews, Megan has described how her patriotic family is the source of her strength and confidence.

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In the past, Rapinoe has faced backlash for kneeling during the national anthem. As a result, she had to come forward to clarify the situation as critics surrounded her. Nonetheless, her mother has revealed how much Megan comes from a patriotic family.

Megan Rapinoe Patriotic Background

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During two games in 2016, Megan sat on her knees while the national anthem played. It was in solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who also took a knee in protest. Additionally, a former San Francisco player protested police brutality and racial injustice.

Megan’s mother revealed in 2019 that she wasn’t the only person who suffered a backlash. Wherever his family went, they encountered difficulties. During this time, some people questioned Rapinoe in public places and restaurants. Restaurants also removed Megan’s photo from the wall.

Her mother told Yahoo! The sports that Megan belongs to “Very patriotic family.” Reciting her family history, she added, “His father was drafted in the Vietnam War. … His grandfather, who lives with us, he is 94 years old, a veteran of the Second World War. My father, Korean War, suffered many injuries. I mean, we have a long family history of service to the country.

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The protest walk, ‘Megan’

Several incidents illustrated Megan’s status as a walking protester. Due to a pay disparity, she protested to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2016. Rapinoe is well known for her philanthropic efforts.

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Megan Rapinoe has also come under fire for her relationship with Sue Bird, which she has been in since 2016. In July, Joe Biden presented her with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” at the White House. Due to Megan’s outspoken personality, she encountered many social problems, but her passion for football placed her right in the hearts of many.

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