United States women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe struck back at Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green after his comments on the gender pay gap and a supposed lack of investment in women’s sports.
Green, a three-time NBA all-star, posted a series of tweets questioning the narrative that female athletes were paid less due to gender discrimination. In his mind, the discrepancy is due to a lack of revenue:
I’ve seen a lot of talk about the pay gap between women and men. Especially in sports. It’s not even close. But let’s stop allowing y’all complaints to fall on deaf ears due to numbers. As long as y’all make the argument about pay, while the revenue stays the same… they will continue to point to revenue not being high enough to cover bigger salaries. While that is true in damn near every business, how do we take that card out of their pockets? That’s the key to changing the pay.