American female and world superstar Megan Rapinoe wants the world’s greatest male footballers to lead a stronger fight against the world’s sickening ills.
Megan believes explained that the power of football as a leader and influence in Europe, can be the determining triumph over social issues like racism and homophobia – and Lionel Messi as well as Cristiano Ronaldo are key voices.
“Football is the most popular sport in Europe; all eyes are on the players, they are among the best athletes,” she told RMC Sport, as shared by Soccer Laduma.
Megan added a key distinction between American superstar sportsmen and football’s icons regarding the fight against discrimination.
“When you see the commitment of certain athletes, like Serena Williams or LeBron James here in the United States, it is important that people like (Marcus) Rashford, Messi, (Antoine) Griezmann or Ronaldo get involved too as people will listen to them, as they are global role models.
“It is not just black players who have to talk about racism, not only gay players who have to talk about homophobia, not only women who have to talk about pay inequality.
“We are all responsible, we must use our own voice to stop discrimination, to stop discrimination we face.
“It really isn’t up to the people who are already oppressed to make sure they shut down a system they are going through, this is not how there will be real social change; everyone must collaborate, like in the USA,” Megan concluded.