Becky Sauerbrunn is over it - over being dismissed, overlooked, reduced to her appearance. Over not being appreciated for her accomplishments on the field. Over the misogynists in her sport. Over. It. She had razor sharp criticism for Real Salt Lake chief business officer Andy Carroll, who in a report from RSL Soapbox is alleged to have said certain Utah Royals players, including Sauerbrunn, were “too ugly” to use for advertisements or promotions. A former team photographer said Carroll wanted him to pose players to look “sexy” for a media day. Carroll is currently taking a leave of absence from the Utah organization.
Anyone else sick of this narrative? That a woman’s success can only be defined by what a man deems valuable? It’s bullshit.— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) September 2, 2020
Our accomplishments are worthy of recognition, in and of themselves.
Also, if you can’t “sell” excellence, can you actually sell anything? https://t.co/Q3vQRdkzci
As a reminder, Becky Sauerbrunn is a four-time NWSL defender of the year, two-time NWSL champion, Olympic gold medalist, and personal contributor to two of the four stars above the United States crest.
As part of the USWNTPA’s partnership with BreakingT, Sauerbrunn has done a collab on the design of a new shirt, and every purchase puts money in the players’ pockets. That seems pretty excellent.
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