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Old tweet of Megan Rapinoe mocking Asians resurfaces after 10 years

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There have been a number of incidents where sportspersons have faced backlash for some of their posts on Twitter years ago, and this time its Megan Rapinoe, the United States women’s national soccer team captain.

The 35-year-old, who gained prominence in world sports, not just for her achievements as a player but outside the soccer field as well, such as raising concern for pay discrimination in women’s soccer, her stance against former US president Donald Trump and more.

However this time, Rapinoe is on the headlines for a polar opposite reason.

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Back on 20th May 2011, Rapinoe tweeted a post tagging an account named @tasha_kai00. While the account doesn’t exist anymore, netizens dug up to find that it belonged to former professional soccer player Natasha Kai, who is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino and Caucasian heritage.

Former U.S. national soccer player now a local coach - The San Diego  Union-Tribune
Natasha Kai.

Tagging Kai in the post, Rapinoe wrote, “u look asian with those closed eyes!”, mocking her fellow soccer player for her eyes.

Rapinoe has been a flagbearer of progressive activism over the years and is stoutly against racism as well as carrying a “Black Lives Matter” profile picture on her Twitter handle.

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Old tweet of Megan Rapinoe mocking Asians resurfaces after 10 years - THE SPORTS ROOM

36 COMMENTS

  1. Also she’s a F’n liar about not getting “equal pay” vs the mens team… they were offered the same,they declined and negotiated a deal where they make MORE than the men.

  2. Oh please?!!!!!!! Something so old is being used to criticize her. Obviously, if she was racist as people suggest, she has done more than enough to change her thinking. Come on, one stupid remark doesn’t define a person. Stop it!

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