World champions are not going to the fucking White House. Photo Claude Paris/ AP
Almost as cool as the Americans winning the Women's World Cup - with a special bravo to fearless, lesbian, purple-haired, knee-taking co-captain Megan Rapinoe, who has made it quite clear she is "not going to the fucking White House" - was the way messy reality kept intruding onto the triumphant field. As the head of FIFA took the stage after the U.S. 2-0 victory over the Netherlands, furious chanting of "Equal Pay!" spread across the stadium, probably 'cause the women will earn roughly $30 million this yearto about $440 million for the men, leading one advocate to urge, "Cancel Qatar. Pay the women."
While those chants were still ringing in the ears of the "sexist kleptocrats" who've kept women athletes down, Fox News reporter Greg Palkot went looking for some celebratory jingoism in a sports bar in Lyons, France. What he got was drowned out by rowdy U.S. patrons chanting "Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!" Palkot tried to keep going, blathering on about how they were going to be outside and then they were moved inside, but nobody was listening because all they wanted to do was chant "Fuck Trump!" followed by their leader, who insisted on keeping it real. “Now we need to win in 2020,” he said, "and get that racist out of the White House. Thanks guys. There may yet be hope.
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