OPEN THREAD: FIFA Women’s World Cup — England vs United States
[NB: Check the byline, thanks! /~Rayne]
I am putting up an open thread because 1) I need a break from all the heavy, and 2) Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. team are goddesses, and 3) a certain Brit needs to eat a shit sandwich.
This guy, specifically:
Ms Rapinoe sure does love herself. Can’t wait to see our Lionesses dent that stupendous ego. pic.twitter.com/w5FzcnXvGQ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 28, 2019
What a massive wanker. This misogynistic prat has no problem when men take pride in their sports:
Hmm whatever could the difference be pic.twitter.com/BqJTr7zCdk
— badly drawn bee 🐝 (@soapachu) June 30, 2019
Megan Rapinoe didn’t start today; the score is now US 2, England 1.
And the score off the field:
The secondary ticket market for #USA–#FRA is exploding. Women’s World Cup TV audiences around the world are setting unexpected records. USWNT revenues exceeded USMNT’s for 3 years. The message is clear for FIFA and national federations:
Pay. The. Women.pic.twitter.com/MrpQ6h1pWE
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 26, 2019
Ridiculous. Pay the women.
Have at it.
UPDATE — 11:45 p.m. 02-JUL-2019 —
Do you smell something burning?
UK will not recover from this burn. This is worse than Brexit. https://t.co/z2QotB7fnQ
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) July 3, 2019