"I want to be respected for the way I feel. I think that’s their right to do that and I totally understand that. That being said, there’s so many people that support me and have said that.
Whether it’s fans yelling from the field or when I’m signing or whatever. It’s kind of both. I appreciate the ability that we have to do both."
-- Megan Rapinoe
on the mixed reaction she has received from fans for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before the USA's last two international matches. Rapinoe was booed when she came on the second
half of the USA's 3-1 win over the Netherlands in Atlanta. Before the game, U.S. co-captain Carli Lloyd
admitted in a pre-game interview with FS1 that the controversy surrounding Rapinoe's
protest has been a "distraction." (Atlanta Journal Constitution