The Daily Mail – US soccer star Megan Rapinoe stuck to her resolve not to sing the national anthem at the team’s first match in the Women’s World Cup against Thailand in France Tuesday. She stood silent as her teammates sang along on Auguste-Delaune Stadium field in Reims.
The 33-year-old midfielder went on to score a goal in the game as the US women’s soccer team recorded the biggest victory in World Cup history, a thumping 13-0 win over Thailand kicking off their quest for a fourth title.
Rapinoe was criticized by some for her decision while others praised her. “Megan Rapinoe needs to be booted for her lack of patriotism. Why play for a country you hate,” one person tweeted.