USA Women's TeamTOMegan's brother has been in and out of prison since he was 15 years old
ANDl nameMegan Rapinoe, captain of the American women's soccer team, is in all media. Good for his sporting successes or for his affirmations outside the field of play. She, confessed gay,has not hesitated to position itself in favor of the LGTBI collectiveOn several occasions, the last one only a few days ago:"without homosexuals in your team you can not win a tournament". Megan has a special relationship with her brotherBrian, who has been in and out of jail, and consuming and selling drugs for 24 years.
The life of the brothersMegan and Brian RapinoeHe has followed very different paths.At age 15 Brian took methamphetamine to the institute, and since then he has been entering and leaving the prison.At age 15, her sister played her first game with the youth of the United Statesand started traveling around the world.
As a young inmate and member of a gang,Brian gets tatu, a loyalty to the white supremacist who now despises; as a professional footballer,Megan was the first white athlete to kneel to protest racial inequality.
Brian had missed the last of his sister's worlds for being in a cell in isolation, in the match against Thailand he was able to celebrate each goal of the American team from the dormitory of the San Diego Male Community Re-Entry Program, where he gathered the other boys to see his sister. This is a rehabilitation program that allows an inmate to complete the last 12 months of his sentence by studying or performing jobs outside the prison.
TheESPNHe was with Brian Rapinoe in San Diego, he was able to chat with him and his relationship with his sister Megan.
Despite their different paths, both have maintained contact through letters, phone calls and text messages. "I have a lot of respect for her, and not just because she's the one … in football, but because of the absolute conviction she has in the things she believes in and the positions she takes against the injustices in the world.I was her hero, but now, there's no doubt, she's the ma"says Brian in statements toESPN
Megan loved her brother when they were children. Brian, who is five years older, was the one who introduced her to football. Megan Rapinoe, in addition, has a twin sister,Rachael,who also played football until college. A knee injury ended his career. And his older brotherBrian was the one who trained them, l placed cones and taught his 4-year-old sisters how to dribble with the ball.
After leaving and entering prison several times, and after consuming and selling drugs for 24 years, Brian Rapinoe is now 38 years old and seems to be recovered: "If I take drugs back to prison and I never want to return.I want to be like Megan", concluded theESPN