WNBA player: People don’t tune into WNBA because players are predominantly black, unlike ‘cute and white and straight’ soccer players

A female basketball player suggested people don’t tune into the WNBA like they do for the national soccer team because most players are black, tall, and gay.

“It’s 70%-80% black women, a lot of gay women. We’re tall; we’re big. And I think there’s just maybe this intimidation factor with that. People are quick to talk about it, judge it, put it down. And soccer, you just don’t see that just based on how they look,” Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird said.

Bird’s response comes after CNN asked her about girlfriend and soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s comments that the female soccer league draws viewers because
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