New York City police are investigating a possible hate crime after several posters of U.S. Women’s National Soccer team star Megan Rapinoe, who is openly gay, were vandalized with homophobic slurs.
NYPD said the incident happened inside a Manhattan subway station late Monday, one day after the team won its record-breaking fourth World Cup title.
Police said Wednesday the vandalism, which was discovered inside the Bryant Park subway station in midtown Manhattan on Monday, was being investigated as a possible hate crime. The posters have since been scrubbed clean.
Megan Rapinoe posters vandalized with homophobic slurs one day after World Cup victory https://t.co/WavZ7N9PVA pic.twitter.com/twGFuR7u0w
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 11, 2019
Looks like a MAGA move.
The 2019 World Cup MVP has been an outspoken advocate for gender equity and LGBTQ inclusion.
The soccer team was honored with a ticker tape parade Wednesday up New York City’s Canyon of Heroes for winning the World Cup.
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