Subway franchise owners aren’t happy that Megan Rapinoe has been one of the restaurant’s spokespeople.
According to reports, numerous franchise owners and some customers have complained about Rapinoe being featured in advertisements.
Franchisees are charged 4.5% of their revenue for a national advertising fund, which Subway controls.
The outspoken liberal has used her position on the U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team to advance her left-wing agenda.
For this reason, Rapinoe has become a polarizing figure. Rather than focusing on soccer, she uses the field as a backdrop for her left-wing protests.
Some franchise owners and customers are fed up with the player’s political activism and disrespect to U.S. military families by kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games.
Fox News reported, “Late last month on a discussion forum hosted by the North American Association of Subway Franchisees, a Wisconsin store operator posted a picture of a hand-scrawled note from an irate customer taped to the front door of his shop,”
“Boycott Subway until Subway fires the anti-American … Megan Rapinoe, the creep who kneels for our beloved National Anthem!” the note read.
“The ad should be pulled and done with,” the shop owner said. “It gets tiring apologizing.”
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Reps from the NAASF claim they’ve received complaints about the Rapinoe ads. Fox News reported:
“Your NAASF Board has already communicated with [Subway] leadership the concerns voiced by NAASF membership,” the group’s executive director, Illya Berecz, told franchisees, according to a letter obtained by The Post.
“I had a bunch of franchisees calling me on this today,” a lawyer who represents Subway franchisees told The Post earlier this week. “They are trying to get the ads pulled.”
“We are so politically divided in this country and Subway should have done more careful due diligence, without a doubt, before choosing [Rapinoe],” said John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group.
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The U.S. women’s soccer team was expected to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics but fell short with a bronze medal.
Sparking backlash, most players on the Team USA, including team captain Rapinoe, took a knee before Olympic matches to apparently protest alleged systemic racism in America.
Rapinoe recently commented that she might be calling it quits.
The team suffered devastating losses in the Tokyo Olympics, which ended their 44-game winning streak.
U.S. came into the Tokyo Games ranked number one before losing. Reports circulated online that all 22 players on Team USA took a knee to support Black Lives Matter before the game.
This protest during the National Anthem has sparked debates and remains a point of contention among U.S. fans.
Megan Rapinoe, known as a vocal supporter of Democrats and left-wing views, described their loss by saying the following: “We got our a***s kicked, didn’t we? I thought we were a little tight, a little nervous, just doing dumb stuff.”
Now Rapinoe told ESPN that “she doesn’t know what her playing future looks like and she will ‘need to take some time to think about it,’” the report said.
When asked about calling it quits, she said, “Just in terms of my whole career, I don’t really know yet. I need to take some time to think about it.”
“They always say, ‘You’ll know when you know,’ but it’s not really like that, because you could kind of keep going, and it’s like ‘Aw yeah, you’ve accomplished so much, you’ll be fine stepping away,’” the 36-year-old elaborated. “But the conversation is always anguished in your mind. Or people just don’t think about it. I’ve been thinking about it a lot.”
“I feel like people just think: play as long as you can, and that’s amazing — you want to play forever — but it’s actually like, no, it is really hard to do that,” Rapinoe said of Lloyd. “There are so few athletes who play to her age or play as long as she has. It’s not just about staying healthy and being able to physically be there, which is difficult in and of itself.”
“It’s about continually growing and making sure your game is evolving. For me, it’s the fact she ended her career with an incredible brace in a medal match at the Olympics — just says it all. That’s the sort of person Carli was,” she continued. “As productive as ever.”
“She has so many appearances, so many goals. So many memorable goals as well. It’s all good and well to score five goals against teams that don’t really matter, but I think Aaron Heifetz, our media relations guy, said that every medal match Carli played in she scored a goal. That’s greatness,” Rapinoe praised her teammate. “She’s unbelievable. Showing up in the biggest moments, that’s what you want from your biggest players.”