Women’s Soccer Star and NBA Player Feud Over Equal Pay

By Lorie Shaull from St Paul, United States - Megan Rapinoe, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81954266

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is catching flack from U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe for saying he was “tired” of hearing women complain about equal pay.  

“I’m really tired of seeing them complain about the lack of pay because they’re doing themselves a disservice by just complaining,” he said in an interview. When the reporter interrupted to say the women weren’t just complaining, Green responded, “but they are.” 

“They’re not laying out steps that they can take to change that, and so it’s coming off as a complaint because the people that can change it, they are just going to continue to say, ‘Well, the revenue isn’t there.” He shot back. “The revenue isn’t there. So if you don’t bring in the revenue, we can’t up your pay.’ They’re going to keep using that, but the reality is, as true as that is, it’s an excuse.”

Rapinoe, who met with President Biden last month and spoke at an “Equal Pay Day” event at the White House, blasted Green for his commentary.

“You don’t think that we’ve asked for more [investment]?” she said at a Team USA media event on Wednesday. “I mean, what are we screaming about nonstop?”

“Obviously you kinda showed your whole a**, not even understanding what we all talk about all the time, whether it’s WNBA players or us here on the national team, so that was frustrating,” she remarked about Green’s comments. 

“And we know this about all social movements, and all people who are marginalized by race or gender, religion, sexuality, whatever it is: It is not just their job to be the ones fighting oppression, we need all of the other people as well,” Rapinoe went on. 

She expressed her disappointment in Green for being someone who knows “what it’s like to be oppressed,” but is unsupportive of fellow oppressed female athletes.  

“He has all the resources in the world. There’s obviously a lot of amazing people that I know personally that work in the Warriors organization, who I’m sure are very happy to sit down with him,” she concluded. “And any of us really would be happy to sit down with him. So hopefully that education process comes. ‘Cause that was really disappointing. And from someone who has such a big platform, as we know, that’s just not acceptable at all.”


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1 month ago

I will not attend any soccer game where sickos like Rapinoe are playing. It is a disgrace to the game of soccer and womanhood. She knows very little when it comes to politics or what others think. She is hurting her own sport and the country.

1 month ago
Reply to  BIGJIM613

I agree

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
1 month ago

When I first seen the picture of this wack-job Rap-ho I thought it was a dude.
Anyone giving that trailer junk yard dog a platform is a disgrace. A “world soccer team” lol, that gets trounced by a high school soccer team, yes let’s bump their pay 10X because NOBODY is watching them. Rapin-ho should just be happy she’s not working a REAL JOB…

1 month ago

Who the F**K Cares!!!
If you’re not happy, then go get a real Job and start contributing to society you POS!!!
No One….NO ONE, is forcing you to keep playing a childs game, get endorsements, and run your mouth for pay !!!

So shut up and collect your BS paychecks, or lets see if you can hack it in the working sector!!!

Put up or shut up!!!

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
24 days ago

Nothing like a whiney liberal rug muncher to spice up your day huh ?