Megan Rapinoe has launched a verbal onslaught against The Rock and threatened legal action over the new XFL logo.
Throughout the years, the professional footballer has earned a dual reputation for her achievements on the pitch and her activism off it. Come hell or high water, Rapinoe never backs down from a fight, irrespective of how fearsome the opponent is.
In March 2019, alongside 27 members of the US women’s team, she attempted to secure pay equal to that of their male counterparts. Although she initially failed to achieve the desired outcome, she’s now broken new ground.
On February 22, US Soccer and the US women’s national team agreed to settle a class-action equal pay lawsuit. They have agreed to pay the players involved with the case a total of $22 million.
Clearly high on the result, she’s riding that momentum into a confrontation with one of the biggest stars in wrestling history.
Megan Rapinoe takes on The Rock
The Rock recently revealed the new logo for his American Football league, XFL, which left the two-time World Cup winner furious. She believes that the ‘X’ used in the branding is too similar to her wife’s Together XR, which she co-founded to help young people challenge society’s stereotypical roles for women.
Rapinoe took to Twitter to voice her concerns to her 930,000 followers.
She said: “Welp. This is awkward. Only thing The Rock and XFL are gonna be cooking up is a response to the Cease and Desist and an ENTIRE new brand ID. Together XR got this on lock boys.”
However, some fans believe that she’s scraping the barrel with this one.
One user tweeted: “I think you’re going a bit overboard on this one. Together XR and XFL just share a split in the middle of the X. Outside of that, your logo is more rounded, and the four corners of the X are angled in different ways. You’re going to complain about what an X looks like in a logo? Greedy much?”
The Rock is yet to respond to Rapinoe’s comments on his company, so fans will have to eagerly wait to find out whether he’s taking the matter seriously or not.
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