Breaking: Megan Rapinoe Takes a $10 Million Hit After Being Eliminated From The US Team
In a shocking development that has sent ripples through the sports world, soccer star Megan Rapinoe has reportedly suffered a significant financial setback of $10 million following the US team’s unexpected elimination from the Women’s World Cup. Fans and critics alike are scratching their heads, wondering how the mighty have fallen and whether this financial hit was a result of penalties on the field or missteps in the world of endorsements.
The article goes on to speculate as to the reasons for this "loss," ranging from her "outspoken activism and penchant for controversy" to her performance on the field.
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Besides the inconsistencies between the headline claiming that the loss was due to Rapinoe being "eliminated" from the U.S. team and the first paragraph of the story claiming that her loss was due to the U.S. team's unexpected elimination from the Women's World Cup, the story amplifies the homophobic rhetoric surrounding Rapinoe's work in the LGBTQ+ community by implying that her financial loss is due to her "endorsements."
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