“Nobody Wants to See You Make the World a Better Place” – Megan Rapinoe Blasted by Piers Morgan After USWNT Retirement

Published 09/29/2023, 12:55 PM EDT

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Megan Rapinoe has retired from international soccer. Rapinoe won two World Cups with the USWNT in 2015 and 2019 and also captained the national team in this year’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. However, the USWNT were dumped out of the tournament against Sweden after Rapinoe’s missed penalty. Now, Piers Morgan has spoken out about Rapine after her last international game, and has dubbed her to be “annoying”.

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The former World Cup winner played what was her last international for the USA in a friendly against South Africa at Chicago’s Soldier Field on 22nd September. The USWNT won 3-0 against South Africa with goals from Lynn Williams, who bagged a brace, and one from Trinity Rodman. However, following Rapinoe’s comments after the game, Morgan hit out at Rapinoe on his show ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’.

Piers Morgan hits out at Megan Rapinoe after the USWMNT legend’s retirement

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Speaking on his show, the celebrity TV show host played a video of Rapinoe making comments about her work off the pitch. On his show, Piers Morgan said, “I want to leave with a little tribute to Megan Rapinoe, the world’s most annoying sports star who’s now retired from International uh ‘soccer'”

While highlighting her statement, Piers retorted saying, “Oh shut up! Honestly you kick a round little ball around. That’s it! Nobody wants to you see you make the world a better place!”

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Piers Morgan’s scathing comments come just a week after Rapinoe’s retirement. Rapinoe is quite rightly one of the most illustrious American soccer players in the women’s game. She has made 203 appearances for the USWNT scoring 63 goals and providing 73 assists over the course of her career. Now, several sports stars have spoken about Rapinoe, since her retirement and one such sportsperson was Heather O’Reily.

Also read: How Many Goals, Assists & Appearances Has Megan Rapinoe Bagged For USWNT?

Heather O’Reily heaps praise on Rapinoe after her retirement

Speaking about Megan Rapinoe’s career and her performances on the pitch, Heather O’Reily who was Rapinoe’s former teammate in the USWNT said, “I would say, top 10. Top 10 for Megan Rapinoe, and I think that her footballing gets a little bit underappreciated. She was a hell of a player!”

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“What she did in her thirties is, I think, what really impressed me the most. She wasn’t always the fittest and hardest-working player at training,” she added.

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This comes just after both Rapinoe and her partner Sue Bird discussed their life after retirement. However, as Rapinoe’s international career comes to an end, it’s certain that she will go down in history as one of US Women’s soccer’s best ever players.

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