There tend not to be raised the major political priorities for the France Footballs Ballon d'or award, a usually uneventful and satisfactory event, where taciturn footballers in the gallatøj thank their family and perhaps also Christ for the glory they receive.
so it was not the time. The female winner of the award for player of the year, Megan Rapinoe, had some frustrations, she would like to go with.
'I challenge Christiano, Leo and Zlatan ibrahimovic to express themselves: Help us!' seems she quotes in a headline in France Football, according to Aftonbladet.
'They engage not in anything,' lamented the 34-year-old american themselves. She believes that football's biggest bigwigs must dare to speak out about politics and controversial topics.
Megan Rapinoe, who with his sporting triumphs, his purple hair and his striking of attitudes has been a leading figure in the american politics of identity. As a rule, as attorney for the equality, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+rights, as well as to condemn all, what Trump is doing. The gap between a 'woke', lesbian kvindestjerne with a past in the american universitetsfodbold and top football on the european continent is without a doubt present.
France Football asked her why, if she not had the urge to scream to, for example, Cristiano, Messi and Zlatan: Come on!
Really. Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, they say something, because they themselves have been subjected to racism, but who more? I challenge the stars to express themselves! came the answer from the world champion.
Megan Rapinoe receives the golden boot of fifa's president Gianni Infantino after the U.s. victory at the women's WORLD cup in 2019. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
After the comments selected France Football's journalist to ask Rapinoe check to whether or not the male stars of silence when it comes to the most other than football, due to the fact that they all come from regular backgrounds. It provides, however, she is not much for.
- It only makes the silence even more incomprehensible! I am sometimes angry and sad. I think, they think, 'Now I have driven it so far from where I came, now I will not make life difficult'. But after all, difficult how? They have friends, sisters, comrades, there are black or gay. They must know that many suffer from discrimination. So long as they are not even pursued by abelyde as Sterling and Koulibaly, then nothing to be changed, and they are going to be part of the problem, she continues her rant.
Her criticism comes after a major debate has flared up in the wake of several incidents where players have been subjected to racist abuse from the battens, particularly where abelyde has been a popular rhetorical means.
The English national team several times in connection with some storsejre in the Balkans against Bulgaria and Montenegro has been exposed to it, and also in the Serie A have Inters Romelu Lukaku had put the ears for a little of each. Mario Balotelli saw for Brescia abelyde from rival fans and responded by exile from the track.
Therefore, it has been fiercely discussed, whether it is every player's duty to say, and whether they exposed the players have the right and duty to leave the field. Here think Rapinoe, that it would make a huge difference, if Messi or Ronaldo gave their opinions.
- Imagine what impact it would have, if Christiano Ronaldo said: more money must be invested in damefodbold, she told.
France Football offers check with the hypothetical example, that Messi confronted with racism from the fans also are forced to leave the pitch.
- It would be huge! The judge would not dare to give him a red card, not for him, the best player of all time. I fancy it no longer, when other players just comforts, she says.
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