Megan Rapinoe of the OL Reign goes down with an injury early in the first half of the National Women’s Soccer League championship game against the NJ/NY Gotham FC, Nov. 11, 2023, San Diego, California. (Photo by Ben Nichols/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
© 2023 Blaze Media LLC. All rights reserved.
Outspoken women's soccer icon Megan Rapinoe said an Achilles injury that forced her early exit from her last game ever this weekend is "proof" that God doesn't exist.
"I’m not a religious person or anything, and if there was a God, like, this is proof that there isn’t," Rapinoe said after her team, OL Reign, lost to Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League Championship game Saturday in San Diego. "This is f***ed up. ... It’s just f***ed up ..."
Rapinoe slipped on the grass and suffered a non-contact injury after six minutes of play, CBS Sports reported, adding that she immediately reached for her ankle while on the turf. After some medical attention, Rapinoe limped off the field with some help from trainers, the outlet said, and she later noted that she believes she tore her Achilles.
"It felt like just a huge pop," Rapinoe added, according to ESPN. "The worst possible outcome, I just thank God I have like a f***ing deep well of a sense of humor, but yeah, I mean, just obviously devastating to go out in the final so early."
Just prior to her final U.S. women's national team game in September, Rapinoe said she's prouder "by a mile" of her "gay rights," "trans rights," and "racial justice" activism off the field than of her on-field accomplishments.
Rapinoe said the increased profile the USA women's soccer team attained after the 2011 Women's World Cup and her decision to come out as gay was a turning point in her evolution of using her platform to promote social justice, ESPN reported in a separate story.
In August, after Team USA's embarrassing, earliest-ever elimination from the World Cup, Rapinoe made similar statements, taking solace in her squad's social activism that she said "changed the world forever."
Rapinoe badly missed a penalty kick during a shootout against Sweden in the elimination game, which the U.S. women lost.
America CHEERS as Activist Megan Rapinoe FAILS and Takes Home the Lyoutu.be
Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!
Want to leave a tip?
We answer to you. Help keep our content free of advertisers and big tech censorship by leaving a tip today.
Sr. Editor, News
Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.