Home / Sports / The posters of Megan Rapinoe were vandalized. NYPD investigates possible hate crime

The posters of Megan Rapinoe were vandalized. NYPD investigates possible hate crime



Eight posters featuring Rapinoe in his US National Women's Team jersey included homophobic and defamatory insults, as well as the phrase "screw it on," the NYPD told CNN.

The incident was reported Monday morning around 7:15 am at West 42nd Street subway station.

"Hatred has no place in the transit system and we are working hard to make the subway a welcoming and safe environment for all," said the deputy director of communications. MTA, Shams Tarek, in a statement.

The posters have been cleaned "and we will have them replaced with new ones if necessary," added Tarek.

Rapinoe and her teammates were celebrated with a tapes parade Wednesday in New York to celebrate the fourth title of the World Cup Women's National Team of the United States.

At the rally after the parade, Rapinoe, who won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball tournament, was awarded to the top scorer and the most valuable player in the contest.

She has transcended her role as a star athlete to advocate for gender equality and equal pay, among other causes of social justice. She has also used her program to confront President Trump, whom she has often criticized in recent weeks.

Source link