Megan Rapinoe blasts US soccer by saying that talks must begin with equal pay, on a show on ABC channel to stand for gender equality in football.
Megan Rapinoe, who stormed the FIFA Women’s World cup is known for outspoken behaviour and nature, she was recently involved in a feud against the United States President Donald Trump, whose remarks made Rapinoe against him.
Additionally, the co-captain of USA’s women team has always advocated women’s demand for equal pay, since their male counterparts earn several fords more.
Advocating the demand for equal pay went to another level when Rapinoe on national TV said that the talks will begin, only after the confirmation for equal pay.
“They’re the only employer that we could have playing for the national team, we’re the only employees that they could have, so for better or for worse we’re tethered together,” she said.
“I think that if and when and ever they are willing to have a conversation about equal pay that starts there and goes forward, we’re always open to that.”
“We won’t accept anything less than equal pay,” she explained.”We show up for a game, if we win the game if we lose the game if we tie the game, we want to be paid equally, period.”
Press, 30, added that the “concept of paying us equally” was something that they “never even got past” in the talks. She continued: “We were very hopeful in our discussions with them that they were going to take our proposals and our positions seriously, which is simply that every game that we play, we get compensated the same way a man would for playing or winning that game.
The demand for equal pay is now increasing massively, moreover, USA Women also feel discriminates, as they bring earn more profit than the men’s team, yet they receive less in compensation. The World Cup winners filed a lawsuit against the American football association on the last march.
How Twitter reacted
"When they're ready to have a serious conversation about equal pay I think conversations will go better," says U.S. Women's Soccer team captain @mPinoe after talks of equal pay with U.S. Soccer break down. pic.twitter.com/xNM5YM3FeG
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 15, 2019
Megan Rapinoe asking for more money again I see pic.twitter.com/eFEe2NyXej
— Cian (@CianHindsight) August 17, 2019
A Sunday league team would beat most women’s teams so why would they deserve equal pay, when the quality is far below
— Holden (@Holden_J) August 18, 2019
There is not enough money within the women's game to pay them the same as men. To do so would bankrupt the game.
— Nathan Barnes (@GreenNWhiteGoon) August 18, 2019
Megan Rapinoe: USWNT 'Won't Accept Anything Less Than Equal Pay' https://t.co/ZXxbm0Osee
— Russ (@russfla) August 18, 2019