Dear Rapinoe SC Family,
In the past few weeks there have been many conversations about Megan and other professional athletes’ protest during the playing of the National Anthem. We know these protests are sensitive and controversial, but we have seen them spur important conversations about core issues in our beautiful country. We have received an outpouring of support and encouragement these past few weeks, and we are so appreciative to all of you who have reached out. Our company was founded on the belief that the world will be a better place when everyone has the freedom to be their best selves. We will continue to spread that message through our brand and we hope everyone who interacts with us online or at events genuinely experiences this from us.
Megan will be issuing a formal statement through the Players’ Tribune in the coming days, shedding light on her thought process and her intentions behind making a stand. While we know not everyone will ultimately agree with Megan’s decision, we do hope this will clear up some of the confusion that some folks have respectfully expressed. We understand that we won’t all see eye-to-eye, but we thank you for respecting Megan’s decision to do what, in her heart, she feels is right and necessary to make our country its best self, and each person in it.