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George Santos rages at Megan Rapinoe for joking that God doesn’t exist. He got brutally mocked.

Megan Rapinoe (15) of USA prepares corner kick during Tournament of Nations game against Australia at Pratt & Whitney stadium
Megan Rapinoe (15) of USA prepares corner kick during Tournament of Nations game against Australia at Pratt & Whitney stadium Photo: Shutterstock

The right has been erupting this week because lesbian soccer legend Megan Rapinoe made a joke about God’s existence after suffering an injury in the final game of her career.

The Olympic gold medalist got injured in the sixth minute of the National Women’s Soccer League Championship and later told reporters she thinks she tore her Achilles tendon.

In the press conference, she also joked about having to find “the silver lining” and “dark humor” in the situation.

“I’m not a religious person or anything, and if there was a God… this is proof that there isn’t. This is f**ked up,” she said.

“It’s just f***ed up,” she emphasized again, laughing. “Six minutes in and I f***in’ eat my Achilles.”

The right –which has long villainized Rapinoe because she advocates for progressive causes – has since used this offhand comment to demonize her even more.

Among her critics was disgraced Rep. George Santos (R-NY). Despite the fact that Santos is currently facing 23 federal charges related to financial fraud, he seemed to believe he had the moral high ground on Rapinoe.

He wrote on X, “In a world filled with conflict, starvation, sickness, and death, woke @meganrapino believes there is no God since she was injured while kicking a soccer ball. Please. There is a God and he loves you, regardless of how much you hate Him.”

Those who replied to his post were less than enthused by his comments.

Santos was far from the only one who came for Rapinoe.

Andrew Powell, a blogger at the far-right Daily Caller, wrote that Rapinoe’s comments are proof of the “scumbag she truly is.”

“I think we would all agree Megan Rapinoe has done a massive amount of scumbag things,” he continued, “but this has to top the list…I’d love to be a fly on a heavenly wall for that judgment day.”

Collin Rugg, co-owner of the conservative site Trending Politics, called Rapinoe a “clown” on X, adding that she is a “‘hey look at me'” type of person who he thinks will “do something ridiculous every few months so people don’t forget about her.”

Carl Jackson, a Christian conservative podcast host, replied to Rugg’s post to call Rapinow a “mean girl” whose “injury does not prove that God does not exist, but that she’s still too narcissistic and not humble enough for HIM to get her attention.”

The right-wing rage continued across social media.

In July, the two-time World Cup champ announced her intention to retire at the end of the National Women’s Soccer League’s 2023 season. 

In addition to her career in soccer, Rapinoe has been an outspoken LGBTQ+ advocate, speaking out for trans women and girls’ right to play on women’s and girls’ sports teams. She also led the successful fight for equal pay for female soccer players and has spoken out for reproductive rights.

Right-wing media has ratcheted up its criticism of Rapinoe in recent months, following the U.S. women’s national team’s loss to Sweden during the 2023 Women’s World Cup this summer.

Following the August 6 match, former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to blame Rapinoe and “woke” for the team’s defeat. “Many of our players were openly hostile to America – No other country behaved in such a manner, or even close. WOKE EQUALS FAILURE,” Trump wrote. “Nice shot Megan, the USA is going to Hell!!! MAGA.”

In September, Megyn Kelly trashed Rapinoe for the way she was standing during the national anthem at a game.

“Here’s Megan Rapinoe on her last middle finger to the United States, which made her rich, which gave her a college scholarship, which gave her $7 million a year, reportedly, in endorsements and fees for playing soccer for us on her swan song out the door,” Kelly said before rolling a clip of Rapinoe during the National Anthem at Sunday’s match.

Kelly described Rapinoe as “scowling with her hands behind her back” as singer Sa’Rayah performed “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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