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“You Toothless, Inbred, Back-Woods Degenerate”: Megan Rapinoe Lost Her Temper on Brother after Receiving Criticism in Her Game

Published 08/17/2022, 11:00 AM EDT
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Megan Rapinoe lead the United States Women’s National Team to their fourth World Cup victory.

A known name in the world of soccer, Megan Rapinoe, is an American sporting legend. Her soccer skills remain unmatched. One of the most reputed women players of all time, she plays as a winger. She is the captain of the United States national team and OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

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She is known for her outspoken and strong personality. Megan not only marks a fiery presence on the field but also in real life. A person of no-nonsense, she holds the courage to shut down unjustified narratives.

The boisterous Side of Megan Rapinoe

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In her memoir, “One Life,” Megan narrates a verbal exchange with her brother. Explaining the incident, she said that during a tournament in San Diego, her eldest brother, Michael, criticized her and her twin sister for losing the game. Explaining her then feeling, she quotes, Was already mad with myself for blowing the game.”

Losing the nearly won game, Michael could not help but comment, “I can’t believe you lost!” Already disappointed with her performance, Megan harshly reverted, saying, “You think you could do better, you toothless, inbred, back-woods degenerate?”

Recalling the incident, Rapinoe tells how everybody stopped talking and stared at her because she was not just yelling but being vicious.

The journey to being a strong-minded individual

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Growing up was not easy for Rapinoe. She best describes herself as an occasionally temperamental and boisterous child. Being the youngest child, she credits her older sibling for helping her grow into a better human being. Her family played a crucial role in shaping her personality.

LYON, FRANCE – JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates following her side’s victory in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019, in Lyon, France. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Both on and off the field, Megan registers her presence. Growing up in a big household, she realized that “you had to raise your voice, or no one would hear you.” Standing true to her belief system, Megan is always seen raising her voice for justice. Be it her on-field display of solidary or call for equal pay. She makes sure her voice is heard.

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Watch This Story: Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe squashed between Joe Biden-Donald Trump.

Megan’s outspoken personality often brings in much-uncalled trouble and backlash, but her dedication and passion on the field make her a towering soccer player. One may love or hate her, but ignoring her is certainly not an option.

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Mubhaswara Ahamed

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Mubhaswara Ahamed is working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. Having completed a Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father. She always had a passion for games.

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