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Now the Jamaican women's 100 m sprint team is a different story and one of the most amazing dynasties of all time.

Good for Jamaica. It will be a lift for the whole country.
 
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Subway franchisees want to give U.S. soccer star Rapinoe the boot
Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:Aug 07, 2021 • 11 hours ago • 1 minute read • 14 Comments
Megan Rapinoe of Team United States smiles during a training session on day 3 of the Tokyo Olympic Games at Nakata Sports Center on July 26, 2021 in Chiba, Japan.
Megan Rapinoe of Team United States smiles during a training session on day 3 of the Tokyo Olympic Games at Nakata Sports Center on July 26, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. PHOTO BY ATSUSHI TOMURA /Getty Images
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Hold the woke!

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U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe is quickly racking up yellow cards in the court of public opinion.


First, the Olympic legend was slammed by former U.S. President Donald Trump, who called her bronze medal winning team “left-wing maniacs” who lost because they were too woke.

And now, according to the New York Post, a group of Subway franchisees are pressuring the fast-food giant to give her a red card and expulsion from the game.

Rapinoe became a pitchwoman for the sandwich shop last spring but in the overheated American political climate, the franchisees are claiming the 36-year-old athlete/activist is alienating customers.

Rapinoe kneeling at the Tokyo Olympics didn’t help. Getting defeated by arch-rival Canada didn’t help. Or maybe the tone of her commercials caused indigestion.

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United States’ forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring her team’s first goal during the France 2019 Women’s World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
United States’ forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring her team’s first goal during the France 2019 Women’s World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. PHOTO BY FRANCK FIFE /AFP via Getty Images
In one ad, Rapinoe knocks a burrito out of a man’s hands by kicking a soccer ball at him.

Response? Meh.

By last month, some Subway owners gathered on a discussion forum and said ‘Game Over.’

One franchise owner posted a photo of a note from a customer taped to the front of his shop.

It read: “Boycott Subway until Subway fires the anti-American … Megan Rapinoe, the creep who kneels for our beloved National Anthem!”

The owner said the ad should be pulled and that he was tired of “apologizing.”


“We are so politically divided in this country and Subway should have done more careful due diligence, without a doubt, before choosing [Rapinoe],” John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group told The Post.

Subway doesn’t own any of its nearly U.S. 22,000 locations. Instead, it charges franchisees 4.5% of their revenue for a national advertising fund and controls how the money is spent.

But operators in red states are adding extra beef.

One Arizona operator said: “Spending our money to make a political statement is completely and totally out of bounds.”

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bob the dog

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I would love for the accountants to come clean and say this is what the Olympics cost Canadian taxpayers and then decide how to feel about the results. My guess is it is in the billions annually. Nice that Canada did as well as they did but not sure it matters who is the best at any of the events.

Olympics are are a travelling road show pursuing profit and job stability for those that dedicate their lives to that industry. Far from essential living. While the results are entertaining there is no rationalization for the cost.

Wish them well but cut the ties and the funding. Nobody cares except the people who milk the system.
 

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Instead of filming a field hockey game, an Olympic cameraman instead focused on a cockroach instead.
Instead of filming a field hockey game, an Olympic cameraman instead focused on a cockroach instead. PHOTO BY SCREENSHOT /Twitter
COCKROACH MORE INTERESTING THAN OLYMPIC FIELD HOCKEY ACTION, SUPPOSEDLY

You know things are bad when even the cameraman doesn’t focus on the action.

Anyone who tuned in to watch a preliminary women’s field hockey match at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games last week between Argentina and Spain likely missed some action for a few seconds.

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That’s because the person behind the camera in charge of filming the footage instead decided to put the attention on a cockroach in the stadium during the final minutes of the match, Insider reported.

With a little over five minutes left in the game — where Argentina held a 1-0 lead — the camera turned to the creepy insect as it crawled across a ledge. The camera person missed the final two points for Argentina, who won the match 3-0.


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Reacting on social media, people were equally perplexed.

“That roach did not need that much screen time,” one said.

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“Olympic athletes competing at a high level? Not interested. Cockroach waddling? Yes,” commented another.
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Britain third behind Netherlands and Australia on medals won per capita.
 

bob the dog

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Britain third behind Netherlands and Australia on medals won per capita.
How much do your people spend on the Olympic program and how do you feel about the per capita finish?

I find it very expensive and anti climatic. Really only catering to the participants and related administration who live a very pampered lifestyle imo.