USA star Rapinoe claims ‘you can’t win without gays’ ahead of facing England in Women’s World Cup semi

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MEGAN RAPINOE has shown no sign toning it down blasting “You can’t win a championship without gays.”

The striker bagged a double as the USA dumped hosts France out of the World Cup to set up a mouth-watering semi-clash with England in Lyon next Tuesday.

Megan Rapinoe says ‘You can’t win a championship without gays’
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Megan Rapinoe scores against France in the World Cup quarter-final
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Rapinoe, 33, claimed her brace had extra meaning as was during LGBTQ pride month.

After the win, the Seattle Reign forward said: “Go gays – You can’t win a championship without gays on your team, it’s pretty much never been done before ever. Science, right there.

The forward has got into a war of words with President Donald declaring she will snub an invitation from the White House after the tournament, warning her team-mates to “think hard” about their decision.

And she insists her beef with Trump has not spurred her on during the tournament, but fighting for those who are on her side does.

Rapinoe added: “I’m motivated by people like me and people who are fighting for the same things.

“I take more energy from that than trying to prove everyone wrong all the time.

“That’s sort of draining to me.

“So yeah, to be gay and fabulous during pride month at the World Cup is nice.”


USA boss Jill Ellis is full of praise for Rapinoe’s stance, however, she believes that the forward found extra motivation to perform after verbal clash with Trump.

Ellis said: “She’s a very experienced, eloquent person.

“I would just point to the performance tonight and say if anything this stuff just … pushes her forward.”

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