Megyn Kelly shreds women’s soccer team for dissing national anthem, saves special rant for ‘dumbass’ Rapinoe

Megyn Kelly excoriated the US women’s soccer team for making fools of themselves at the World Cup opener by staying silent during the national anthem.

Not only did they not deign to sing their nation’s anthem, six of the eleven team members didn’t even bother to put their hands over their hearts during it. Instead, they kept their arms at their sides or behind their backs before they went on to beat Vietnam 3-0 on Friday. Independent journalist and podcaster Megyn Kelly asserted that the actions of those members of the soccer team prove they “hate” America.

Five team members did put their hands over their hearts. Three of them, Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, and Lindsey Horan, also sang the national anthem. By contrast, every single player on the communist Vietnamese team sang their anthem with their hands on their chests.

(Video Credit: Megyn Kelly)

“I really do believe their version of what a feminist is, what it means to be an empowered woman, at least as an American woman, means you need to hate your country. It means to go out on the national stage and embarrass yourself and your country by not singing the national anthem,” Kelly charged.

“For several of them, not even holding their hands over their hearts when the national anthem played, that was a bridge too far. They couldn’t be bothered to actually place their hand on their heart when the national anthem played, as they stood out there representing you and me and the country and our military and people who have given their lives for the country that they represent,” she angrily pointed out.

Kelly blamed two-time World Cup champion and Olympic Gold medalist Megan Rapinoe who is retiring this year. She is the former team captain and has been very vocal on LGBTQ rights, pay equity, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Now she’s championing the transgender movement.

“I see trans women as real women,” Rapinoe proclaimed, according to the Daily Mail. “What you’re saying automatically in the argument—you’re sort of telling on yourself already—is you don’t believe these people are women. Therefore, they’re taking the other spot. I don’t feel that way. We as a country are trying to legislate away people’s full humanity.”

“It’s particularly frustrating when women’s sports is weaponized,” she declared. “Oh, now we care about fairness? Now we care about women’s sports? That’s total bulls***. And show me all the trans people who are nefariously taking advantage of being trans in sports. It’s just not happening.”

Kelly was far from done blasting the team for their disrespect.

“It was too much of an effort [for them] to place their hand over their heart, or God forbid, sing… And by the way, Megan Rapinoe, too. She’s on the team. She announced her retirement… She said she’ll never stand again for the national anthem, this [team behavior] is clearly, I think, as a result of her influence, and it’s disgusting,” Kelly commented.

“What an incredible opportunity to stand out there, representing the United States of America in World Cup soccer, and you can’t be shamed into at least feigning a touch of patriotism… We’re disgusting I guess when it comes to human rights. This is what people like Rapinoe have said in the past. So we can’t be saluted in any way,” the former Fox News host remarked.

Kelly absolutely decimated Rapinoe in her segment.

“This woman Megan Rapinoe has a problem,” she contended. “Just last week, she was out there saying, ‘What’s the matter with trans athletes playing against women? Where are all these trans athletes who are taking away women’s rights?'”

“Obviously she’s a dumba** who pays no attention to the news. It would take about two seconds of a Google for you to come up with a long list which I read to her in part when she made that inane statement,” Kelly went on to charge.

Rapinoe began showing her disdain when former football player Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016.

“It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he’s standing for right now,” Rapinoe said at the time. “I think it’s actually pretty disgusting the way he was treated and the way that a lot of the media has covered it and made it about something that it absolutely isn’t.”

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it,” she asserted.

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