Columbus, OH - According to inside sources, US Soccer has asked Megan Rapinoe to stop showing solidarity with the movement for human rights and racial justice so that Heather O'Reilly can get some headlines in the paper tonight when she retires.
"Look, you have all DAY to protest for racial justice," stated US Soccer representative Bradley Westingson. "But Heather O'Reilly only retires once. That is a declarative fact. I mean, seemingly we are still going to be disproportionately arresting and mistreating African-Americans in the United States until the sun explodes, but the retirement of Heather O'Reilly is a pretty big deal. So we just asked Megan if she will delay her kneel down protest and let HAO have a little of the limelight."
Reportedly, US Soccer offered Rapinoe the chance to protest the next day in an empty stadium with the song of her own choosing as they stated, "Just think, would Dr. King have marched from Selma on the day that Heather O'Reilly retired? No. He would respect that HAO is an incredible force for the USWNT and understand that the fight against racism and bigotry should some times be shelved for a retiring soccer player. It's simple, just do what Dr. King would do and delay your horrible, communist, political statement so that HAO can get that sweet pub."
The Nutmeg News will watch as this happens.