USWNT’s Ashlyn Harris accused her former teammate, Jaelene Hinkle, of homophobia Monday after an old interview resurfaced on Twitter in which Hinkle spoke of her refusal to wear a pro-LGBTQ jersey.
In 2017, Hinkle was widely criticized for her refusal to play two matches for the U.S. women’s national team, reportedly because she didn’t wear the team’s pride-themed jerseys.
“I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey,” Hinkle, now 26, told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club” in a June 2018 interview. “I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what [God] was asking me to do in this situation.”
A clip of the interview was retweeted Sunday by Obianuju Ekeocha, a prominent Catholic on social media and pro-life advocate, who wrote: “Apparently, the US women’s Football team is not a very welcoming place for Christians.”
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