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Fact or Fiction: Rapinoe stomped on the American Flag?

Posted: 1:43 PM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-10 16:43:11-04
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(KGTV) - Did U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe stomp on the American Flag following the team's World Cup victory?

No.

During the postgame celebration, Rapinoe's teammate Allie Long briefly dropped the flag on the ground while Rapinoe was playing to the crowd.

While video shows her foot may have inadvertently touched the flag, she certainly didn't stop on it.

The U.S. Flag Code says the flag should never touch the ground.

But this was clearly not a malicious act.