The two international footballers -- arguably the most popular athletes on the planet -- have in the past used their platforms to fight against racism and for equality.
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Just two years ago, Ronaldo famously stood up for a Black player who fans had hurled racial insults at ... writing in an IG post, "In the world and in football there always needs to be education and respect. No to racism and to any sort of insult and discrimination!!!"
Messi, meanwhile, was part of a 2016 UEFA PSA with Ronaldo and other stars denouncing racism.
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But, clearly, Rapinoe feels that ain't enough ... pushing for them to use their voices much more.