It is unquestionable that U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe has a knack for drawing (usually negative) attention to herself.
The athlete, now sporting purple hair, embraced social justice activism several years ago, and there is no sign that she is deviating from that path. She once even appeared in an ad where she knocked a burrito out of some guy’s hands, according to the New York Post.
True to form, at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, the 36-year-old kneeled for “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of one of her matches.
She probably thought she’d be hailed as a virtue-signaling hero. She also probably didn’t expect that the stunt would threaten her cushy spokeswoman job for Subway.
The Post reported that several Subway franchisees are incensed about the company’s continued embrace of Rapinoe and are demanding an end to advertisements that include her.
One Wisconsin customer posted a letter on the door of their local Subway that went viral. The letter read, according to the Post:
“Boycott Subway until Subway fires the anti-American … Megan Rapinoe, the creep who kneels for our beloved National Anthem!”
“The ad should be pulled and done with,” the owner of the Wisconsin store said regarding Rapinoe. “It get