Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo should use their “stupendous popularity” to help in the fight against racism, according to World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe.

The American star, who is presently a free agent, is known for her outspoken views on political matters and believes that the pair who have dominated men’s world football over the course of the last decade should take a more active role in supporting social matters.

While both have previously taken part in anti-racism initiatives set up by UEFA, for example, she believes this has been little more than a token effort.

“They could do so much if they decided to use their stupendous level of popularity to fight racism, for example,” she told L’Equipe Mag. “I’m not talking about wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, I’m talking about going deeper.” Continue reading

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