Rapinoe Calls To "Burn It All Down" As Litany Of Players React To Disturbing Paul Riley News

Players are rightfully furious.

A 9,473-word story posted by The Athletic on Thursday detailing years worth of sexual coercion, harassment, abuse and inappropriate comments from fired North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley has caused an uproar in women’s soccer in the U.S.

Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim, two former NWSL players, shared their horrifying experiences under Riley. The NWSL Players Association has released a statement of support for Farrelly, Shim and any other players who have gone through similar situations. The statement said that the NWSL failed its players and includes a list of demands from the league.

League Commissioner Lisa Baird released a statement several hours after the news broke.

Here are how players and people are reacting to the news.

Megan Rapinoe

Alex Morgan

Sam Mewis

Crystal Dunn

Becky Sauerbrunn

Christine Sinclair

Nadia Nadim

Haley Carter

Janine Beckie

Rachel Corsie

Nikki Stanton

Jessica Fishlock

Lori Lindsey

Yael Averbuch West

Scott Parkinson

Sara Toussaint

Glennon Doyle

United States Soccer Federation

Angel City FC

Portland Thorns

North Carolina Courage

NY/NJ Gotham FC

Kansas City

The Uproar (NC Courage Supporters Group)

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