USA Women’s Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe was named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year on Monday, joining the likes of athletes and teams that have put on stunning displays of athleticism and sportsmanship — like the 2018 Golden State Warriors, Lebron James, and Serena Williams.
As one of just four women to win the Sportsperson of the Year award, she wasted no time in putting SI in the hot seat, saying in an acceptance speech, “Is it truth that I’m only the fourth woman deserving of this award? I don’t think so.”
“Is it true so few writers of color deserve to be featured in this publication? No. Is it true so few women’s voices deserve