Open Letter to Megan Rapinoe

Today, the Grey Beard Biker sends the following open letter to Ms. Megan Rapinoe. Congratulations on being another idiotic celebrity whose narcissistic love for themselves know no bounds. You truly are a despicable human being.

Ms. Megan Rapinoe
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
1801 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616-1319


June 12, 2019

Dear Ms. Rapinoe,

I am writing you today because of your childish antics before the start of yesterday’s game against Thailand at the World Cup France 2019. Like so many athletes and celebrities, you have chosen to use a sanctioned event as a stage to display your intolerance. You are in a unique position, admired by children, teenagers and young adults, alike. With your unique position you have a responsibility to your country – a responsibility to act like a mature adult and show respect to our national symbol – the American Flag.

Us Americans back home do not care if you have come out as gay. We admire your courage doing so. We also do not care if you dislike our president, Donald J. Trump. But, he is your president – and this is your country. The people of this vast, great country are largely God fearing, love their homeland and honor their military. For you to ignore our National Anthem, while representing the United States on foreign soil, is beyond disgusting.

Quoting from your recent interview, “I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.” – Megan Rapinoe, Yahoo News – May 2019.

This old Grey Beard Biker gives you credit. You did exactly what you said you would do. And while a small minority of social justice warriors applaud your actions, you’re an embarrassment to patriots all over the United States.

But you were not done spouting your nasty rhetoric. In the interview, you went on to say, “Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not. So it’s kind of a good ‘fuck you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the Trump administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really Scary. Ahh, disturbing.”

Your narcissism knows no limits. But obviously your intelligence does. Interest in soccer – be it youth, high school, collegiate or professional – has grown dramatically in the United States. Stars like yourself have contributed to its rise in popularity. But a stupid act, like yours yesterday, can start to chip away at the sport quickly. U.S. Soccer recognized this immediately, issuing a new rule requiring all players “stand and honor the flag.” – A very proper response.

But your response to their new rule was equally as asinine as your antics on field, “Using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly. I think the NFL does it. I felt like the statement from U.S. Soccer, and then the rule they made without ever talking to me (like your input would have changed anything), that was the same as what the NFL was doing – just to not have the conversation, to try to just stop me from doing what I’m doing instead of at least having a conversation, and trying to figure out a [solution] that makes sense to everyone.” – Megan Rapinoe interview with Yahoo Sports.

Obviously, “…makes sense to everyone.” – is code speak for makes sense to you.

Well, bless your heart. You may be the captain of your team, but you are a disgrace to your country. The National Anthem, and the flag it represents, are about something much larger than you. And I know you are very large and important in your own estimation. Your words prove you believe thus. The Stars and Stripes – our national symbol – and the National Anthem – were not tarnished yesterday by your actions. Only you were. They will continue to represent the greatest country in the world. They will continue to stand for liberty, freedom, the American dream and patriots who have provided their full measure of devotion to protect them. You, on the other hand, will only be seen as a childish narcissist who believes the world revolves around only themselves. Congratulations, you are officially in a league of your own.

Respectfully yours,

Grey Beard Biker

If this disgusts you, as much as it does old Grey Beard Biker, contact US Soccer at (312) 808-1300 or by email: communications@ussoccer.org

To watch the National Anthem, with Ms. Rapinoe’s protest, click on the picture below to go to FoxSports on YouTube.

US Women’s Soccer vs. Thailand – June 11, 2019 – National Anthem

About the author

Living in Clarksville, Tennessee, Michael Noirot has been riding motorcycles for many years. He and his gal, Tracy, have traveled the United States on motorcycles and are always seeking out new adventures. Living with them are their pets, Willa, Lexi and Motor - the black cat!

Comments

  1. Thank you for such a wonderful letter that explains why we all should respect the flag. This woman may have great talent, but without a “team” that allows her to display her talent, she would be nothing. That same team was standing with their hands over their heart in support of this great nation and all she did was embarass herself by not participating as a team player in honoring the symbol of a great country that afforded her the opportunity to be as successful as she is.

  2. Rapinoe. What a twit! Who cares what she thinks about anything? Fortunately, she lives in a country where you can share your ideas without worrying about retaliation by the government. Enjoy your moments of fame. They won’t last long. Then you can go back to obscurity and we all can forget your insolent tantrum.

    1. This whole thing reminds me of when the Dixie Chicks said they were embarrassed to be from Texas – since GWB was. They hung around for a while, but slowly faded to obscurity. I’m guessing it will also happen to Ms. Rapinoe too.

  3. Well stated….concise and to the point my friend….if she wants to protest anything…it should be the disproportionate black on black gun violence that is plaguing Chicago and most major urban areas in the country; which also dwarfs the small amount of unjustified police use of force.

    1. You would be correct. Black-on-black violence, in many urban areas, is terrible. For those who want to take the guns of law-abiding citizens, the Grey Beard Biker shouts out a big “Fuck you!” Molon Labe!

  4. Will not be watching now either! I had planned but no more. Let her play outside the country if she is so offended by the USA

  5. Excellent letter, sir. Plays for the United States but hates and disrespects the United States. She should go play for Cuba or North Korea then.

    1. Steve – The Grey Beard Biker approves of your comment. Please share this blog post with your friends, associates and on your social media. Hopefully, our concerns will be addressed by U.S. Soccer and changes will be made. We cannot allow narcissistic athletes, celebrities, actors and others to disgrace our flag, our country and our military. – The Grey Beard Biker

  6. Props to you on the well written letter! I personally believe that any person that disrespects the United States, it’s Flag or the military in any sport/activity that represents an ambassadorship or depicts that they are representing the United States should be banned from his/her respective sport/activity. I’m happy that the US Scoccer organization instated that rule. But to allow her, or any others guilty of such an act, to remain on the team after committing such an act is ludicrous in my mind!

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