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Corbyn Albert apologizes for 'disrespectful' social media activity after reprimanding Megan Rapinoe

Corbyn Albert apologizes for 'disrespectful' social media activity after reprimanding Megan Rapinoe

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PARIS — Corbin Albert, a midfielder for the U.S. women's national team, apologized Thursday night for liking and sharing social media posts she called “offensive, insensitive and hurtful.”

20-year-old Albert, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, reportedly reposted anti-LGBTQ+ content on her TikTok account.

“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media,” Albert wrote on her Instagram Story. “Liking and sharing offensive, insensitive and hurtful posts was immature and disrespectful, and was never my intention.”

Corbyn Albert issued an apology on her Instagram Story Thursday night. USA Today Sports

According to multiple outlets, Albert shared a video from a Christian sermon that described being gay and “feeling transgender” as wrong.

Albert's apology came shortly after Paris Saint-Germain's 3-0 win over Hacken in the Women's Champions League quarter-finals – in which she scored a goal in the match – and followed criticism from recently retired American star Megan Rapinoe.

Albert continued: “I am truly disappointed in myself, and I am deeply sorry for the hurt I have caused to my teammates, other players, fans, friends and anyone who was offended.

“I truly believe everyone should feel safe and respected everywhere and on all playgrounds,” she wrote. “I know my actions did not live up to that and for that I sincerely apologize. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to play this sport on the world stage, and I promise to do better.

Megan Rapinoe is photographed during the World Cup in August 2023.
Megan Rapinoe is photographed during the World Cup in August 2023. Getty Images

Rapinoe, a former Captain America, did not mention Albert by name, but she urged people on her Instagram Story not to “hide behind my beliefs” because “kids are literally killing themselves over this hate.”

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Albert has made seven appearances for the USA national team and was a starter during this year's CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup.

She is also on the roster for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup.


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