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Megan Rapinoe: Donald Trump tells US women’s co-captain to ‘respect flag’


Megan Rapinoe scored twice as her side knocked out Spain in the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup

US president Donald Trump has criticised US women’s team co-captain Megan Rapinoe on Twitter, telling her not to “disrespect our country” after she said she would not visit the White House if they won the World Cup.

Trump said Rapinoe, who scored two penalties as the US beat Spain in the last 16, should “win before she talks”.

He later added he would invite the team whether they “win or lose” in France.

Rapinoe, 33, has been outspoken on social justice issues.

On Wednesday evening, team-mate Ali Krieger said in a tweet she would “stand by” Rapinoe, adding of any prospective White House visit that she “will sit this one out as well”.

Forward Alex Morgan stated