USWNT star Alex Morgan could boycott Texas and Florida in support of the trans soccer athletes who have the right to play any sport.
Alex Morgan is a professional soccer player who plays as a forward for the United States Women’s National Team and the San Diego Wave FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.
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In Texas and Florida, trans players are banned from playing soccer alongside women and the superstar is not happy with the treatment.
Becky Sauerbrunn, a teammate of Alex Morgan wrote an op-ed in favor of guys playing alongside women and the USWNT superstar has supported her.
Morgan spoke about the rights that everyone should have a chance to participate in sports and set up a meeting with teammates to consider the decision whether to boycott the two states where they will play in the SheBelievesCup.
“The inclusion of trans kids in sports is the inclusion of kids in sports. Everyone should have the ability to play sports.”-Morgan said.
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“Looking at these games in Florida and Texas, respectively, we’re going to need to continue to step it up, and have internal discussions as well with the team, because we’re not ones to shy away from a hard conversation or taking a stand for what’s right,” Morgan declared.
#USWNT Alex Morgan – with Becky Sauerbrunn’s op-ed on trans rights, the team wearing wristbands last year that said Protect Trans Rights, how much is it on the team’s mind having the team be playing matches in Florida and Texas this year
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Morgan added that “Playing in Florida and Texas, that’s something that the team definitely needs to look at. I think just even talking about it is good.”
“I think it’s bizarre that FIFA has looked to have a `Visit Saudi’ sponsorship for the Women’s World Cup when I, myself, Alex Morgan, would not even be supported and accepted in that country, so I just don’t understand it,” she stated at the wrong treatment to the trans athletes.
“They (the Canadians) literally haven’t been paid for all of 2022 & so far in 2023. It’s the fact that they were patient & still to this day they’re seeing their federation not live up to their word. They’re done waiting, they’re done being patient.”
USA’s Alex Morgan weighs in. pic.twitter.com/gIkCWkxlgM
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“So that would be my advice to them. And I really hope that FIFA does the right thing,” Morgan added.