Snoop congratulated the women's soccer team on their outstanding fourth win but got pretty fired up about the huge pay gap that existed between the USA men's soccer team and the women's soccer team.
The USA Women's Soccer Team just took home the world cup for the fourth time in a row, which certainly calls for a celebration. But the win comes in a shade of disappointment: the returning champions weren't paid fairly for their participation in the FIFA Women's World Cup. That's a big problem, and Snoop Dogg wants it corrected.
Brought you back a little something.— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 8, 2019
🏆 World Champs,baby! pic.twitter.com/iUonZWgv1q
The rapper posted a passionate plea on his Instagram account. Snoop congratulated the women's soccer team on their outstanding fourth win but got pretty fired up about the huge pay gap that existed between the USA men's soccer team and the women's soccer team.
Snoop referenced a report by The Guardian which revealed the massive gap in pay. The report stated that while the U.S. women's soccer team players made only $90,000 in bonus money for reaching the quarterfinals, each the men's team players were awarded $500,000 for the same achievement.
Good breakdown on what U.S. women’s soccer players earn vs men. It's a bit complicated but...— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) July 8, 2019
**Women's team holds its own on game $.
**US Soccer has arguably been using sexism at FIFA to justify its own discrimination.
**Bottom line = a massive pay gap.https://t.co/qiWQkZyuC5
"Food for thought," Snoop starts off, "Shoutout to the women's soccer team for their fourth world cup. But what I wanna talk about is that they only get $90,000 per player. But the men, they get $500,000 per player."
if you’re curious about the pay gap between the USA men’s and women’s soccer teams, read this: https://t.co/0keMQMCFoY— Madison Swann (@swannmadison) July 7, 2019
Then in true Snoop style, the legendary rapper rips apart the obvious wage gap between the two teams. "The sorry ass f*cking men from the U.S. soccer team, they ain't ever won sh*t, ain't gonna ever win sh*t, can't get out the f*cking first round..man pay them ladies man!" demands Snoop. "Pay them what they're worth!"
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway and the US women's soccer team is not only fighting for the championship title — they're fighting for equal pay. https://t.co/lFGfqg2IsY— CNBC Make It (@CNBCMakeIt) June 29, 2019
"Them girls won FOUR world cups," Snoop continues. "And $90,000?! Man, please! Pay them $500,000 per player. Snoop Dogg says so!"
We're not sure if Snoop's passionate argument would hold good, but there is hope for the USA Women's Soccer Team. Earlier this year, all 28 players on the team filed a lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation over the years of 'institutionalized gender discrimination' against them. The lawsuit, which was filed in March, seeks equal pay and treatment of the women's soccer team.
US women's team won but still have to fight to fill the gender pay gap— Mani Swiatek (@mani_swiatek) July 7, 2019
Men's team made biggest success in 1930! They won the 3rd place...
For women's team it's the second consecutive win in the final (previously they won twice in nineties) #WorldCup2019https://t.co/f8lSR0S3th
Snoop's dream to pay the USA women's soccer team may be a little bit of a reach, but it doesn't take away from the fact that these athletes are champions who have defended their title proudly for the fourth time. Congratulations!