'Now That's America:' BodyArmor Release New Megan Rapinoe Ad Praising Soccer Star After Trump Accused Her of Disrespecting Country

Ahead of the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) semi-final game against England, BodyArmor have unveiled their latest ad featuring Megan Rapinoe, who continues to make headlines on and off the field during this FIFA Women's World Cup.

The sports drink brand released the short ad shot in black and white featuring the soccer star looking into the camera while text quickly appears on the screen.

"Nothing like a 30-something, purple haired, fiercely independent, goal-scoring, guitar-strumming, outspoken, relentless competitor that stands for all that is beautiful, all that is good, all that is us. Now that's America," the text reads. "Thanks, Megan. Let's go U.S.A."

Rapinoe, an ambassador for the brand, shared a version of the advert via her social media accounts.

While not directly mentioned, the advert appears to allude to President Donald Trump's criticism of Team U.S.A's co-captain after a video of her announcing she is "not going to the F*****g White House" if the team win the World Cup went viral.

In a series of tweets, Trump attacked Rapinoe and accused her of showing disrespect to the country and the American flag.

"Women's soccer player,@mPinoe, just stated that she is 'not going to the F...ing White House if we win.' Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country's history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House," Trump wrote.

"I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women's Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven't yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose," Trump added. "Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!"

Following the comments from Trump, Rapinoe went on the score both goals in U.S.A's 2-1 quarter final victory against France on June 28, prompting further worldwide praise and admiration for the 33-year-old.

BodyArmor did not immediately respond to a request asking if the latest ad is a direct rebuke of the president's remarks.

Ahead of the game against France, Rapinoe said she regrets swearing during her comment about not going to the White House, but would not back down from it.

"I stand by the comments I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive," she told reporters. "My mom would be very upset about that."

Megan Rapinoe
The advert featuring Megan Rapinoe was released ahead of U.S.A's Wolrd Cup semi-final game against England. BodyArmor
'Now That's America:' BodyArmor Release New Megan Rapinoe Ad Praising Soccer Star After Trump Accused Her of Disrespecting Country | Sports
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