Former Vice President Joe Biden finds himself in a bit of a pickle as he ramps up his campaign for the Democratic bid for the nominee. The reason why is because there are some strong candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, along with the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg.
His competition is stiff and nobody really wants him to run any longer due to his political stances and his alleged touching of women. Nevertheless, Biden still remains the frontrunner for the nominee.
And you’ll never believe what Joe Biden received from the United States women’s national team.
The United States women’s national team has been celebrating as hard as any championship team thus far. If you thought the Washington Capitals celebrated hard after taking home the Stanley Cup last year, then wait until you get a load of the USWNT.
The United States women’s national team won the World Cup as promised and projected; as soon as they were criticized for celebrating after every goal when they beat down Thailand 13-0, the USWNT doubled down and continued to overzealously pat themselves on the back after every goal and win.
Many countries and critics said it was over-the-top. One of those countries was the United Kingdom when they defeated England in the semi-finals. A U.K. newspaper, “The Daily Mail,” thought they would probably lose because millionaires become complacent.
But while they talked trash the entire tournament, they delivered the World Cup to America for their second consecutive championship.
Rapinoe remained steadfast that she won’t accept the invite to the White House and also admitted talking to her other teammates who will do the same, but also said she hadn’t discussed it with everybody on the team yet.
But that doesn’t mean they have any ill-will towards former Vice President Joe Biden.
In fact, they like Biden enough to send him a jersey with his name on it.
Biden tweeted out, “@USWNT, congratulations on the big win and thank you for the jersey! Your talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay represents the best of America and serves as an inspiration for all.”
.@USWNT, congratulations on the big win and thank you for the jersey! Your talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay represents the best of America and serves as an inspiration for all. #USWNTParade pic.twitter.com/0cDZiV8xz0
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 10, 2019
This is coming off the back of equal pay for the women and men’s national soccer teams. While the women are significantly better than the men on the world stage, the reality is the men get more ratings, which translates to more money.
The last Men’s World Cup in 2018 brought in around $6 billion, and the 2015 Women’s World Cup around $73 million, so this contributes to the pay gap. And the women’s teams actually get a higher percentage of the revenue than the men’s teams. The men get 9 percent and the women receive 13 percent.
See the difference?
Many Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 expressed their thoughts on the equal pay disparity.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted, “They bring home the ratings, the revenue, and the wins. But even if they didn’t, the players of the @USWNT deserve equal pay.”
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN, “This also has to be a moment we finally break through on pay equity, and this country’s lagging far behind. The fact that our women are paid so much less than men, they’re champions, they bring in a huge amount of revenue for U.S. Soccer. So let me say, it’s time to change that. I’ll tell you what I would do, and you know, I’m running for president. If I were president of the United States, I would insist that Congress pass an amendment to the Amateur Sports Act requiring — requiring equal pay for men and women in all of our national sports teams.”
Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “At this point we shouldn’t even be asking for #EqualPay for the #USWMNT — we should demand they be paid at least twice as much.”
Did any of those three get a jersey?