COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association issued a press release Tuesday in assist of LGBTQ rights…

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association issued a press release Tuesday in assist of LGBTQ rights within the wake of an argument over midfielder Korbin Albert’s social media posts.

The 20-year-old Albert apologized last month for sharing anti-LGBTQ+ content on her TikTok account. The Paris Saint-Germain participant wrote “liking and sharing posts which are offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful which was by no means my intent.”

The USWNTPA’s assertion got here within the hours earlier than Albert appeared as an alternative choice to the nationwide staff within the SheBelieves Cup last towards Canada. It was Albert’s second match with the staff because the posts got here to gentle. The assertion didn’t point out Albert by title.

“The ladies’s soccer neighborhood is one among pleasure, pleasure, kindness and love. We have labored to make sure our neighborhood is protected, inclusive and welcoming to everybody. As allies and members of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood, these efforts won’t cease,” the assertion stated.

“Across the nation, human rights are being stripped away. LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights. Trans rights are human rights,” the assertion continued. “Today and day-after-day the USWNT Players will rise up for these rights.”

Alex Morgan and Lindsey Horan addressed the problem final week throughout camp. Morgan stated it was dealt with internally.

“We stand by sustaining a protected and respectful area, particularly as allies and members of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. This platform has given us a chance to spotlight causes that matter to us, one thing that we by no means take as a right. We’ll maintain utilizing this platform to provide consideration to causes,” Morgan stated.

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