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Megan Rapinoe Target Of Hate Crime In New York City

Megan Rapinoe has been a lighting rod of controversy throughout the US Women’s National team run towards 1st place at the  Women’s World Cup. And to many she is a national hero, to others she is a model of what’s wrong with this generation of athletes. And less than 48 hours after winning The World Cup posters of Megan Rapinoe were vandalized in New York City subways.

A total of eight posters featuring the World Cup Golden Boot winner were tagged with various sexist and homophobic comments and slurs. The derogatory messages, tagged on a Nike ad featuring Rapinoe, included “screw this ho,” and “shemale.”

“Hate has no place in the transit system,” MTA deputy communications director Shams Tarek told the New York Post on Monday. “We work hard to make the subway a welcoming, safe environment for everyone.”

The posters were displayed throughout the B-train mezzanine of the 42nd Street subway station.

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