Calls Out U.S. Women’s Soccer Critics
… Stop The Sexism!!!
6/13/2019 12:43 PM PDT
Common is sick and tired of watching female athletes get TRASHED by “sexist” sports fans who hold the women to a completely different standard than their male counterparts … and he’s calling for it to end.
The rapper/actor/social activist was at LAX sporting a shirt that reads, “Love Her” — so we asked about the U.S. Women’s National Team getting no love from people upset with their 13-0 victory over Thailand.
Some critics have called the team classless for celebrating after some of the late goals — and accused the team of unnecessarily running up the score against an obviously outmatched opponent.
“If they felt like celebrating then they celebrated,” Common explained … “They worked hard to get there. If they celebrated, that’s okay.”
Common also says this latest round of criticism is nothing new — saying “the whole country has been sexist” when it comes to sports … adding, “We just gotta erase that whole mentality.”
He also compared the plight of female athletes to black athletes — saying they face similar unfair criticism from the masses.
But, check out the clip … Common says he’s a hardcore feminist and explains why he’s so passionate about the issue.