The U.S. girls’s nationwide soccer workforce’s victory on Sunday on the 2019 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup Remaining was met with celebration from celebrities each American and overseas – plus repeated requires equal pay.
The workforce beat the Netherlands because of a penalty kick by co-captain Megan Rapinoe within the second half and a aim from Rose Lavelle within the 69th minute, thus bringing on America’s fourth championship.
Many celebrities heaped reward on the workforce and congratulated the athletes on a victory properly earned.
“The US women’s soccer team are the world champions! I’m so happy. These women are the best of what our country represents,” Ellen DeGeneres wrote. “You’re welcome on my show any time. My World Cup runneth over.”
Former President Barack Obama additionally had celebratory phrases, writing on Twitter, “Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves – and the rest of us- to be even better. Love this team.”
Sure! Fourth star. Again to again. Congrats to the file breakers on the @USWNT, an unbelievable workforce that’s at all times pushing themselves—and the remainder of us—to be even higher. Love this workforce. #OneNationOneTeam
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 7, 2019
Additionally, Irish singer Niall Horan had a congratulatory message, as did Australian/New Zealand singer Keith City.
Large month or so for girls’s soccer. New heroes made for little ladies everywhere in the world. Congrats @USWNT
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 7, 2019
Large congrats to USA Ladies’s World Cup Remaining CHAMPS!!!!!!!
Wonderful sport !!!!!!! – KU@USWNT
— Keith City (@KeithUrban) July 7, 2019
“Huge month or so for women’s football. New heroes made for little girls all over the world. Congrats @USWNT,” Horan wrote.
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Regardless of the festive temper, the truth that greater than two dozen members of the workforce, together with Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, filed go well with in opposition to the us in March for gender discrimination, claiming they have been paid lower than males, was not misplaced.
Tennis nice Billie Jean King counseled the athletes’ expertise on Twitter, and in addition wrote that “it is long past time to pay them what they rightly deserve.”
Congratulations to the #USWNT on their 4th World Cup win! These athletes have introduced extra consideration, assist, & satisfaction to girls’s sport than maybe every other workforce in historical past. It’s gone time to pay them what they rightly deserve. #USAvNED #WorldCupfinal #EqualPay
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 7, 2019
Saturday Night time Stay comic Leslie Jones additionally referenced the pay controversy, utilizing the hashtag, “Pay Us Damn It” on a celebratory video, whereas Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did the identical with the hashtag “Equal pay.”
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 7, 2019
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) July 7, 2019
Actress Regina King felt equally, writing on Twitter, “Congrats to the elite @USWNT on winning your FOURTH World Cup!!! Consistently bringing home the win but not the check. Bittersweet. #USWNT #equalpay.”
— Regina King (@ReginaKing) July 7, 2019
The Wall Avenue Journal obtained audited monetary statements from the us in June that discovered that from 2016-18, girls’s video games pulled in practically $1 million extra in income than males’s video games.
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So happy with you, Staff USA—you encourage us all! #OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/YEHzyqOwZa
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 7, 2019
Congrats workforce USA! Billie says it finest right here! So joyful for every considered one of you and so proud. @USWNT https://t.co/WK2Yi2z8F4
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 7, 2019
“Congrats to the US women’s football team!!! we watched megan & the ladies live from barcelona just before going on stage! quite rightly regarded as the best women’s team in the world!!!” – Joe Elliott #USWNT pic.twitter.com/aoFCUDwq35
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) July 7, 2019
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) July 7, 2019
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) July 7, 2019
YAYHUGE congrats superior @USWNT Thanks for making us SO PROUD
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 7, 2019
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2019
Congratulations to the U.S. Ladies’s Soccer Staff on successful the World Cup! Nice and thrilling play. America is happy with you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
Woo-hoo! Congratulations to the @USWNT on their World Cup win. Your persistence on and off the sector conjures up women and girls all over the place to dream massive, battle arduous, and win. #FIFAWWC #OneNationOneTeam
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 7, 2019
Rapinoe, who earned the Golden Boot Award on Sunday, not too long ago criticized FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his announcement that the Ladies’s World Cup prize cash shall be doubled in 2023 from this yr’s quantity of $30 million to $60 million.
“It certainly is not fair,” she mentioned, noting that the prize cash for the 2022 Males’s World Cup shall be $440 million. “We should always double it now and use that quantity to double it or quadruple it for the subsequent time. That’s what I imply once we discuss, ‘Do we feel respected?’ “