[Ed. – Yes, when you’ve lost a game because you didn’t play well, it’s important to establish who else in the room hasn’t done well. Any sports leader will tell you that.]
Team USA was heavily criticized after being shutout by Sweden 3-0 in their Olympic opener on Wednesday. Notably, Americans online blasted the team for protesting alleged rampant racism in the U.S. in solidarity with radical leftist group Black Lives Matter before kickoff by taking a knee.
“I know what it is,” Rapinoe said of the criticism, according to Yahoo! Sports. “I’m on social media. I’m not a hermit.”
“I always welcome the criticism,” the forward added. “For women’s sports, criticism in the media still needs to get better.”