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The 2011 German World Champion, the forward was inspired by the struggles of Megan Rapinoe and wants to send a strong message against discrimination.

The Japanese forward Yuki Nagasato, player of Chicago Red Stars of the American women’s league (NWSL), joined this Friday on loan to the Hayabusa Eleven, a male amateur team from his country. The 2011 World Cup champion in Germany tries to send a strong message against discrimination.

“Yuki Nagasato is going to Japan, where she will make history by becoming the first woman to play professionally for Hayabusa Eleven, a men’s amateur club,” the Chicago Red Stars reported on her Twitter account.

The 33-year-old Japanese woman said she had been “inspired” by the fight against discrimination from the American women’s soccer star, Megan Rapinoe, who spoke out in favor of the fight against injustices, racism, sexism and the wage gap, with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and US President Donald Trump as the main victims of their darts.

“I wondered if I could send a message to society myself”Yuki said while admitting his doubts when it comes to thinking to what extent he could contribute sportingly to his new team, in which his brother Genki plays.

Yuki must return to Chicago for the 2021 preseason, the NWSL franchise said, but will not participate in the resumption of the 2020 championship, interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

With the Japanese team, Nagasato won the 2011 World Cup held in Germany and also won the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

“I want to help create a community where there are no boundaries between genders and races.”the 33-year-old said at a press conference in Japan.

Source: agencies




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