- Subway has since April paid Megan Rapinoe to promote their brand in adverts
- The soccer star is known for her strong opposition to Trump and ‘woke’ politics
- Rapinoe won a bronze in Tokyo, and took the knee during the National Anthem
- Subway franchise owners are complaining about Rapinoe as ‘face’ of the brand
- One Wisconsin owner shared a note taped to his door complaining about her
- An Arizona owner said the company was wrong to ‘make a political statement’
- Subway franchise association said concerns have been passed to management
Owners of Subway franchises are asking the company’s bosses to pull adverts featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe, because customers are complaining about her political activism.
Rapinoe, 36, is as well known for her outspoken views and purple hair as she is for her soccer skills.
In Tokyo for her third Olympics, Rapinoe took a knee during the National Anthem, before their bronze-winning game.
Donald Trump issued a statement mocking Rapinoe for failing to bring hold the gold.
‘The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job,’ he said – comments which Rapinoe called ‘sad’.
Rapinoe famously said in 2019 she would not go to the ‘f****** White House’ to celebrate winning the World Cup when Trump was in office.