WATCH: Soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s full remarks at World Cup parade
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WATCH: Soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s full remarks at World Cup parade

October 9, 2019

let’s go, New York City I see. Alright here if I see everyone in the distance as well. Hello Batman This is crazy, this is absolutely insane Such at a loss for words, I mean, I’ll find them don’t worry, but ridiculous first and foremost my teammates Just shout out to the teammates. Just everybody This group is so resilient is so tough Has such a sense of humor It’s just so badass Like there’s nothing nothing that can faze this group. We’re chillin We got tea sippin we got celebrations We have pink hair and purple here We have tattoos dreadlocks We got white girls black girls and everything in between Straight girls gay girls. Hey, I Couldn’t be more proud to be a co-captain with Carly and Alex with this team It’s my absolute honor to lead this team out on the field There’s no other place that I would rather be even in the presidential race I’m busy. I’m sorry To the staff to the coaching staff the technical staff To the medical staff to the support staff the massage therapist to the videographers To the chef chef team To our security Comedian people. Thank you so much. You make our job so easy We don’t want to focus on anything other than what we have to do on the field. Thank you for that to the Federation Carlos thank you. You were incredible this World Cup. I know that you got a little stick when you were up here Couple champs. I think that’s a sign of infection though. Right? Like everybody gets booed everybody in the position of power gets booed I’m honest stick my neck out there a little bit. I’m gonna endorse Carlos I Think he’s with us. I think he’s on the right side of things. I think he’s gonna make things right? He’s proven He’s proven every day since he’s been in office for us That he’s with us. He was with us every single day of the World Cup Not only from just a personal standpoint how much that means to us? But just from an Outlook standpoint and all the eyes looking in this man was there he was in the tunnel Every single game he was celebrating every single game We appreciate that. Thank you We look forward to holding those feet to the fire To the mayor’s office well as you know, this is our second time around a beautiful wife Thank you for hosting us Also to the governor cuomo it’s how I think you pronounce it, right? Thank you so much for hosting us to the NYPD to the fire department here to everyone who made this happen Thank you so much. It’s not possible without everyone We really do appreciate all that it takes to shut down the biggest best city in the world For the biggest best team in the world Thank you for that that means the world to us, I think I’ll just end with this This is my charge to everyone We have to be better We have to love more hate less We gotta listen more and talk less we got to know that this is Everybody’s responsibility every single person here every single person who’s not here every single person who doesn’t want to be here Every single person who agrees and doesn’t agree it’s our responsibility to make this world a better place I think this team does an incredible job of taking that on our shoulders and Understanding the position that we have in the platform that we have within this world. Yes. We play sports. Yes, we play soccer. Yes We’re female athletes, but we’re so much more than that You’re so much more than that You’re more than a fan You’re more than someone who just supports sports. You’re more than someone who Tunes in every four years You’re someone who walks these streets every single day You interact with your community every single day How do you make your community better? How do you make the people around you better your family your closest friends? ten closest people to you the twenty closest people to you the most hundred closest people to you It’s every single person’s responsibility There’s been so much contention in these last year’s I’ve been a victim of that. I’ve been a perpetrator of that without fight with the Federation Sorry for some of the things I said Not all of the things but it’s time to come together this conversation. Is that the next step? We have to collaborate it takes to everybody This is my charge that everybody do what you can Do what you have to do step outside yourself be more be better be bigger than you’ve ever been before if this team is any representation of what you can be When you do that, please take this as an example. This group is is incredible We took so much on our shoulders to be here today to celebrate with you today And we did it with a smile so Do the same for us? Please, I ask you. New York City, you’re the motherfucking best!

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