Megan Rapinoe Sep 24, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; United States forward Megan Rapinoe (15) looks on during the national anthem before the game against South Africa at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from her status as one of the most accomplished players in the history of the United States Women’s National Team, superstar Megan Rapinoe might be best known for her strong social stances, including kneeling during the playing of the national anthem back in 2016. And fittingly, it seems that controversy followed her to her final match with the team.

Megan Rapinoe played her final match as a member of the United States Women’s National Team on Sunday night at Soldier Field in Chicago, serving as a captain for an international friendly against South Africa. But during the playing of the national anthem during the pregame ceremony, Rapinoe decided not to sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” according to The Daily Mail.

“Megan Rapinoe has not been singing the national anthem for years – a practice she started as part of her protest against racial inequality. On Sunday, the last time she took the field for the United States, that didn’t change,” The Daily Mail wrote on Sunday night.

Obviously, this move from Rapinoe led to lots of conversation about the topic on social media.

Rapinoe is an absolute legend in the sport, and she always fought for what she believed in.

[The Daily Mail]