Best Fifa Football Awards 2019: Megan Rapinoe wins ahead of Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan

Megan Rapinoe calls out racism and homophobia in Fifa acceptance speech


Megan Rapinoe used her platform as the newly crowned player of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards to speak out against racism and homophobia, as well as the pay gap in football.


At the ceremony in Italy on Monday, Rapinoe gave nods to Iran’s “Blue Girl” Sahar Khodayari, LGBTQ players, the anti-racism campaigns of her fellow footballers Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, and the battle for equal pay.


“Stories that have inspired me most; Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, the young Iran woman who burnt to death, the one out MLS player, the o...
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