Ex-Notre Dame Fighting Irish star gets dragged by Megan Rapinoe

  • Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish soccer star Korbin Albert is in some hot water.
  • Some of her social media activity has drawn the ire of an American Soccer great.
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A former Notre Dame Fighting Irish star found herself getting blasted by former American National Team soccer star just as Korbin Albert was really starting to come into her own. In the end, it seems as though Albert learned a bit of a lesson about dealing with the legends that come before us.

Albert, who is currently sporting Megan Rapinoe’s number for the USWNT roster, apparently did some things that didn’t sit right with the veteran. One of those “things” was liking a social media post joking that God had caused Rapinoe to hurt her ankle in her farewell game last year.

It seems as though this was the last straw for Rapinoe when it came to Albert. The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish star who played in South Bend for two years before going pro had also liked or recirculated a number of posts that seemed to be anti-LGBTQ+ or anti-transgender, according to fans of Rapinoe’s.

Rapinoe took to Instagram with a post on her stories in order to voice her frustration. While she didn’t mention the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish star, the post certainly seemed to be in response to Albert’s social media activity.

Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish star lands in the cross hairs of soccer great

“For people who want to hide behind ‘my beliefs,’ I would just ask one question, are you making any type of space safer, more inclusive, more whole, any semblance of better, bringing the best out of anyone,” she wrote.

“Because if you aren’t, all you believe in is hate. And kids are literally killing themselves because of this hate. Wake TF up!”

Even if Rapinoe didn’t specifically mention Albert, it was clear that she received the message. She took to her own Instagram stories to issue a response.

“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media. Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful which was never my intent,” Albert wrote. “I'm really disappointed in myself and am deeply sorry for the hurt that I have caused to my teammates, other players, fans, friends and anyone who was offended.”

“I truly believe that everyone should feel safe and respected everywhere and on all playing fields,” the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish soccer star finished. “I know my actions have not lived up to that and for that l sincerely apologize. It's an honor and a privilege to get to play this sport on the world stage and I promise to do better.”