US Women’s National Team superstar Megan Rapinoe has offered to be Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 US general election.
Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee to stand against Donald Trump in the November election.
The 77-year-old is in the process of searching for a running mate ahead of his campaign, and Ballon d’Or winner Rapinoe has thrown her name into the hat.
Trump will be gutted, considering he and Rapinoe get along so well…
Speaking on an Instagram Live chat with Biden and his wife Jill on Thursday, Rapinoe said: “I don’t want to put you on the spot, [but] I think I could still play soccer and do this.
“But if you need a vice president, I’m just saying I’m available for an interview. We can talk logistics and the details. Put it on your list.”
Though unlikely to be Biden’s veep, Rapinoe has long since used her platform to speak up on political matters.
The 34-year-old started taking a knee during the national anthem to show solidarity with NFL player Colin Kaepernick in protest against police brutality.
Rapinoe spoke up about injustice during her 2019 Ballon d’Or speech, praising Raheem Sterling’s tackling of racism, and paying tribute to Sahar Khodayari, who set herself on fire in protest of Iran’s ban on women watching football.
As an openly gay athlete, Rapinoe has been a hugely outspoken advocate for LGBT visibility in sport, and has constantly been vocal about the USWNT’s battle for equal pay.
She famously got into a feud with Donald Trump during the 2019 World Cup, after saying she would not accept an invitation to the ‘f****** White House’ if the USA won the tournament.
Trump replied on Twitter – obviously – with: “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!”
Rapinoe concluded her conversation with Biden by urging Americans to throw themselves into the election.
“I hope people are inspired and motivated to get involved in this election moving forward. I think that there is a candidate in you [Biden] that is looking to bring people together and there’s a candidate whose sole purpose is to divide us so he can stand on top of us both.”
Biden has long been a supporter of the USWNT on and off the field, taking to Twitter to threaten the US Soccer Federation, after a judge dismissed the players’ case for equal pay.