US international Megan Rapinoe reckons that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could change the world by helping to restore peace among races.
The women’s World Cup Winner Megan Rapinoe has demanded that the two greatest footballers in the world at the moment should make use of their “stupendous popularity” to help put an end the reoccurring problem of racism.
Rapinoe is quite popular not just because of her footballing legacy but also for her unequivocal way of speaking regarding political issues. The American star is currently a free agent, she believes that Ronaldo and Messi should be actively involved in social matters across the world.
Ronaldo and Messi are currently ruling the football world and has won numerous recognizable awards, particularly the Ballon d’Or, which the pair have won 11 record times.
Megan Rapinoe Urges Ronaldo And Messi To Do More To Fight Racism
Despite the iconic pair drawn in the anti-racism projects set up UEFA, Rapinoe is still not satisfied with their contribution to the wrecking issue stating that it’s minimal and that they should do more to fight the racism.
“They could do so much if they decided to use their stupendous level of popularity to fight racism, for example,” Megan Rapinoe told L’Equipe Mag. “I’m not talking about wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, I’m talking about going deeper.”
She further faced the questions of what she would say to future generations, focusing particularly on the impression of Kylian Mbappe to inspire youngsters of today.
“I hope he understands the impact he can have, and how this influence can prove to be formidable for himself,” she said. “He came into the world with an extraordinary gift which allows him to lead an extraordinary, very comfortable life. Perhaps he can ask himself how to establish a balance, how to inspire youth,” she stated.
Meanwhile, so many top professional stars have been part of the social cause, and Megan Rapinoe desires that football goes the righteous way.
“Lewis Hamilton’s willingness to speak out is incredible, not to mention LeBron James, as they are at the centre of colossal economic powers,” explained the US international, while speaking of the F1 world champion and the NBA superstar.
“Naomi Osaka, who at the US Open wore masks with the names of black people killed by US police like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. In the middle of tennis the tennis world, which is so white!”
“These athletes inspire me. There is an invisible thread between us. We must not be shy,” she added.
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