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Defaced Rapinoe posters prompt probe

The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — New York City police said they are investigating after posters featuring U.S women’s soccer team player Megan Rapinoe were defaced with derogatory slurs.

Police said Wednesday the vandalism, which was discovered inside the Bryant Park subway station in midtown Manhattan on Monday, was being investigated as a possible hate crime. The posters have since been scrubbed clean.

The 2019 World Cup MVP has been an outspoken advocate for gender equity and LGBTQ inclusion. The team was honored with a parade on Wednesday in New York during which Rapinoe urged Americans to “love more” and “hate less.”

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