Megan Rapinoe Reacts To Najee Harris’ Tribute: ‘She’s A Feminist & Women Get Treated Unfairly’ (VIDEO + TWEETS)
Najee Harris has honored United States women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe with the highest form of flattery.
The Alabama Crimson Tide running back went deeper into his appreciation of Rapinoe and why he’s motivated by her during his Rose Bowl media availability on Tuesday.
“Really all the stuff she stands up for,” Harris said. “She’s a feminist and how the females, how women in the world get treated unfairly. And the pay, how they get paid different and different stuff than men. So she really stands up for all that. I like how she does that. And obviously the social injustice that happened, she plays a part in all of that.
“For her to be a woman and saying all that stuff, it can be scary for her for being a woman in what they would say is a man’s world. And her just playing a part, standing up, not listening to all the naysayers out there and really just standing up for what she believes in. It’s motivating and it’s inspirational. Me, as a male, I guess you could say, maybe not too many males would say they look up to a woman nowadays. But I really look up to her, you know, just for what she does outside of sports.”
Rapinoe responded to the appreciation by giving Harris a shoutout:
Alabama plays Notre Dame at 3 p.m. CT Friday in the Rose Bowl semifinal.