Megan Rapinoe is firing back at Draymond Green … ripping the NBA star for his “unacceptable” comments on women’s pay, and saying he showed his “whole ass” with the remarks.
Rapinoe went off on the Warriors player during a conference call with reporters Wednesday … explaining Green’s take on the gender pay gap in sports was just “really disappointing.”
“It’s really unfortunate, in the position [Green’s] in,” the soccer superstar said, “having all of the resources that he has and the ability to have a much more educated opinion, that he just hasn’t.”
In a Twitter thread last month, followed by a subsequent double down on the take just days later, Green essentially pinned women’s sports’ financial problems on women themselves.
The 31-year-old said professional female athletes need to stop “complaining” … and think of more effective ways to bring in more revenue to their leagues — and thus, boost their pay.
Rapinoe had a major issue with all of that … saying, “You obviously showed your whole ass in not even understanding what we all talk about all the time — WNBA players and us on the national team.”
She continued, “You don’t think we asked for more money? I mean, what are we screaming about? Nonstop!”
Rapinoe says it’s actually men in power who need to help women and aid in the funneling of funds to women’s sports … telling reporters, “We know all this, about all social movements and all people who are marginalized, whether it’s 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.”
She continued, “So to have someone who does know what it is like to be oppressed, in many ways, to heap that all back on female players, or people who play female sports, it is just really disappointing.”
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