Candace Owens has called the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's (USWNT) captain Megan Rapinoe "an anti-American piece of trash." And said that their loss in the semi-final match against Canada was "not heartbreaking at all."
The conservative political commentator is known for her pro-Trump activism, but her latest tweet took things a little too far, even for her.
Owens' post was in response to a tweet from the USWNT describing the team's "heartbreaking but hard-fought" match against Canada.
Not heartbreaking at all. @mPinoe is an anti-American piece of trash who does not represent our country, anywhere, ever.
Any person who disrespects the the flag that sons and daughters are sent home beneath while fighting for our freedoms overseas, deserves to lose.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 3, 2021
Owens' tweet read: "Not heartbreaking at all. @mPinoe is an anti-American piece of trash who does not represent our country, anywhere, ever.
"Any person who disrespects the flag that sons and daughters are sent home beneath while fighting for our freedoms overseas deserves to lose. Repeatedly."
Owens is obviously talking about the fact Rapinoe took a knee before kickoff at the Tokyo 2020 match to show she stands against racism. Which is a gesture that has been made by many other soccer players from different countries this year.
Rapinoe spoke out in July about using her platform in the Olympics to raise awareness on social issues...
"It's an opportunity for us to continue to use our voices and use our platforms to talk about the things that affect all of us intimately in different ways," she said, the Associated Press reported at the time.
"We have people from Team USA, from all over the country, from all backgrounds, and people literally from all over the world for every other team so I obviously encourage everyone to use that platform to the best of their ability to do the best that they possibly can in the world, especially as all eyes are on Tokyo these next couple weeks," Rapinoe stated.
On Sunday, Raven Saunders the U.S. shot putter was filmed making an X symbol with her arms during a medal ceremony after she won silver in the women's final.
When she was asked what her gesture meant, the twenty-five-year-old, who is gay, said: "It's the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.
"I really think that my generation really doesn't care," Saunders said, the BBC reported.
"At the end of the day, we really don't care. Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community. Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health. At the end of the day, we understand it's bigger than us and it's bigger than the powers that be.
"We understand that there are so many people that are looking up to us, that are looking to see if we say something or if we speak up for them," the athlete explained.
After competing, she wants to shine a light on all the people "around the world who are fighting and don't have the platform to speak up for themselves," the BBC reported.