WNBA’s Sue Bird Says Women’s Basketball Is Less Popular Than Soccer Because They’re ‘Black’ and ‘Gay’

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Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player Sue Bird claimed in an interview that women’s basketball is less popular than women’s soccer because the basketball players are “Black” and “gay,” while the soccer players are perceived as “cute little white girls.”

“To be completely blunt, but also kind of simple, soccer players generally are cute little white girls. And I think basketball players, we’re all shapes and sizes,” Bird claimed in the weekend interview. “It’s 70-80 percent 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,
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