New York: Posters of Megan Rapinoe destroyed - Police investigate
New York police have begun investigations after eight posters have been smeared in Manhattan showing US football star Megan Rapinoe in the national team jersey. That confirmed the authority. The posters hung in a subway station have been defaced with various slurs, including defamatory and homophobic messages.
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In New York yesterday, the US women footballers were received, who had won the title at the World Cup in France. The players drove a moving van through the streets of Manhattan, team captain Rapinoe gave a speech in which she called for more tolerance and less hatred.
Rapinoe was not only honored as the tournament's top scorer and best player at the World Cup, the 34-year-old also took the stage to formulate her criticisms of social conditions, gender inequality and the US government. Among other things, Rapinoe had announced in the event of a World Cup triumph to want to stay away from the White House and President Trump.
The posters have since been removed, confirmed a spokesman for the New York subways. "Hass has no place in public transport," he said, announcing that he would replace the destroyed posters.