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Megan Rapinoe Gives Speech About Tolerance After World Cup Win

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Jul. 10 2019, Updated 10:02 p.m. ET

Following the US national soccer team’s fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup win, a ticker-tape parade took place today on Wednesday 10th in the Lower Manhattan section of NYC to honour the team’s hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, as celebrations go on Downtown, a possible hate crime was discovered Uptown on Monday.

Police sources said at least six posters featuring US soccer sensation Megan Rapinoe in her US soccer jersey were vandalised with ill intent. Hateful messages were reportedly graffitied across her face and forehead, reading “shemale” and “screw this ho” inside the Bryant Park subway station.

As the MTA works closely with the NYPD to investigate the incident, an MTA spokesperson wrote:

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“Hate has no place in the transit system and we work hard to make the subway a welcoming, safe environment for everyone. We referred this to NYPD which responded to investigate, our maintenance teams got the posters cleaned and we will have them replaced with new ones if necessary.”

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“Hate has no place in the transit system and we work hard to make the subway a welcoming, safe environment for everyone. We referred this to NYPD which responded to investigate, our maintenance teams got the posters cleaned and we will have them replaced with new ones if necessary.”

Rapinoe is an outspoken LGBTQ+ activist and a valued member of the USWNT — her goal put the US ahead of the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, and she was awarded the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot for being the tournament’s best player and top scorer.

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At the end of the celebration parade today, Megan Rapinoe gave a speech at City Hall in Lower Manhattan about togetherness and tolerance before ending the speech with “New York City, you’re the motherf–king best!” on live TV. Earlier this week, she spoke to Guardian about inclusivity and equality.

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