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US Soccer Fans Shout 'F**k Trump' And 'Equal Pay' After World Cup Win
07-08-2019, 04:11 PM,
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US Soccer Fans Shout 'F**k Trump' And 'Equal Pay' After World Cup Win
US Soccer Fans Shout 'F**k Trump' And 'Equal Pay' After World Cup Win

<p>Following the United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final match of the Women's World Cup on Sunday, a group of American soccer fans in France changed "Fuck Trump" during a live television broadcast by <em>Fox News</em>. </p>

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<p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Fox News did a live shot from a sports bar in Frace where the US fans started chanting "Fuck Trump" <a href="https://t.co/ZTHyFBOYR5">pic.twitter.com/ZTHyFBOYR5</a></p>
— jordan (@JordanUhl) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1147928668087443456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2019</a></blockquote>

<p>Meanwhile, chants of "equal pay" could be heard from the stands in Lyon, France, as a crowd booed FIFA President Gianni Infantino over the disparity in pay between male and female soccer players. </p>

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<p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Somewhere in that stadium <a href="https://twitter.com/shelbylcole?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@shelbylcole</a> is screaming “equal pay” at the top of her lungs and deliriously happy <a href="https://t.co/iSAOeTWL9W">pic.twitter.com/iSAOeTWL9W</a></p>
— James Singer (@Jemsinger) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jemsinger/status/1147920307388370944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2019</a></blockquote>

<p><b>Let's take a look at the numbers </b>(via the <em><a href="https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/no-womens-world-cup-team-not-deserve-equal-pay">Federalist Papers</a></em>).</p>

<p>"When the United States <strong>Women’s</strong> Team defeated Japan in the 2015 World Cup the entire tournament generated around <strong>$37 million</strong> in revenue and the players were paid 13 percent.</p>

<p>In the 2010 <strong>Men’s</strong> World Cup in South Africa the tournament generated around <strong>$4 billion</strong> in revenue and the men were paid 9 percent.</p>

<p>The most recent <strong>Men’s</strong> World Cup in Russia generated around <strong>$6 billion</strong> in revenue and the men got around 7 percent of that.</p>

<p>The <a href="https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-womens-world-cup/story/3895185/megan-rapinoeuswnt-find-their-voice-in-run-to-womens-world-cup-title" target="_blank"><strong>Women’s</strong> World Cup</a> in 2019 was expected to net around <strong>$131 million</strong> in revenue, a significant increase but not near what the men make."</p>

<p>***</p>

<p>Economics major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighs in: </p>

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<p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">At this point we shouldn’t even be asking for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EqualPay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EqualPay</a> for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USWMNT?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USWMNT</a> - we should demand they be paid at least twice as much ? <a href="https://t.co/VXITg24UB3">https://t.co/VXITg24UB3</a></p>
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) <a href="https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1147919751705968640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2019</a></blockquote>

<p>Which is exactly what happened - as Infantino announced that the governing body would double the prize money for the 2023 Women's World Cup, according to <em><a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/07/sport/uswnt-equal-pay-trnd/index.html">CNN</a>, </em>however that's not good enough for co-captain Megan Rapinoe, who said "It certainly is not fair ... We should double it now and use that number to double it or quadruple it for the next time."   </p>
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