USWNT’s Ashlyn Harris fires back at estranged teammate: ‘You are homophobic’

New York Post | 7/15/2019 | Staff
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Ashlyn Harris helped the USWNT defend its World Cup title, and when it came to defending the character of her and her teammates, she was also up to task.

When an interview with former U.S. teammate Jaelene Hinkle resurfaced on Twitter where she claimed the team “wasn’t a welcoming place for Christians,” Harris didn’t hold back.

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“Hinkle, our team is about inclusion. Your religion was never the problem. The problem is your intolerance and you are homophobic,” Harris, who is engaged to fellow USA World Cup champion Ali Krieger, tweeted. “You don’t belong in a sport that aims to unite and bring people together. You would never fit into our pack or what this team stands for.”

Hinkle declined a call-up to the USWNT two years ago because she didn’t want to wear a Pride-themed jersey in support of LGBTQ rights.

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Many women on the team, including high-profile players Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath, are outspoken Christians. Before and after each 2019 World Cup contest, several players would kneel in prayer circles.

There are also five openly gay players on team USA, in addition to coach Jill Ellis. In the 2019 Women’s World Cup, there were 40 out gay,...
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