Megan Rapinoe’s past has come to bite her.
The United States Women’s National Team star is facing a backlash online after a video of her ignoring a fan while signing a soccer ball resurfaced this week, the NY Post reports.
Internet personality Oli London tweeted the video, which has more than 16 million views.
“Imagine being such an arrogant narcissist that you don’t even look at a young fan and acknowledge them when signing a ball,” London wrote.
“This is Megan Rapinoe in a nut shell.”
The video shows Rapinoe, 38, sitting in the crowd at the 2019 ESPY awards in Los Angeles when a young boy comes over to her and asks for an autograph on the ball.
The two-time World Cup champion takes the ball, signs it and turns to speak to someone walking up the aisle while never acknowledging or interacting with the fan in front of her.
“Doesn’t even look at him. Diabolical arrogance,” Piers Morgan wrote.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios tweeted: “Hahahahahaha one thing me and piers agree on.”
“Pitiful,” one user commented.
“That’s just so sad. That kid really looked up to her, to ask her for an autograph. She’s a classic narcissist. I feel bad for the kid,” another wrote.
“Never meet your heroes guys,” a person tweeted in response.
It’s been a tough go for Rapinoe and the USWNT as they were ousted from the World Cup on Sunday after falling 5-4 in a penalty shootout against Sweden in the Round 16 match –– marking the squad’s earliest exit from the tournament.
Rapinoe missed the fourth penalty kick, sending it straight over the net, and Sweden later ended the USWNT’s run for a three-peat.
Donald Trump went on a rant on the Truth Social platform, blaming the U.S. loss on the team’s wokeness.
“The ‘shocking and totally unexpected’ loss by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to Sweden is fully emblematic of what is happening to our once great Nation under Crooked Joe Biden,” Trump wrote.
“WOKE EQUALS FAILURE,” he continued. “Nice shot Megan, the USA is going to Hell!!!! MAGA.”
The striker smiled and laughed after the miss, which confused those watching the heartbreaking loss.
“That’s like a sick, sick joke. I’ve never hit it over, when I miss they are saved. That’s why I had that smile on my face,” Rapinoe said. “I’m like, ‘You’ve got to be f***ing kidding me.’ I’m going to miss a penalty?’ Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I missed.”
This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was reproduced with permission.
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