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Celebrities React to USWNT's World Cup Victory — and Call for Equal Pay

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.”

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Additionally, Irish singer Niall Horan had a congratulatory message, as did Australian/New Zealand singer Keith City.

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“Huge month or so for women’s football. New heroes made for little girls all over the world. Congrats @USWNT,” Horan wrote.

RELATED: The People Win the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

See beneath for extra celeb reactions.

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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?’ “

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