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'Pay them ladies' - Snoop Dogg backs USWNT to earn as much as the 'sorry a** men'

05:46 SAST 2019/07/09
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The Women's World Cup winners have a high-profile rapper fighting for their cause

After seeing U.S. women's national team claim a fourth Women's World Cup on Sunday, American rapper Snoop Dogg has declared the team deserves a massive pay raise, while also hitting out at the men's side's comparative lack of success.

The USWNT saw off Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup final as they defended their crown in France, with the U.S. men's national team meanwhile falling 1-0 to Mexico in the Gold Cup final.

Those mixed results have seen Snopp Dogg of all people chime in on social media and demand the pay gap between the two be decreased. 

"What I want to talk about is that they [USWNT] only get $90,000 per player, but the men, if they win it, they get $500,000 per player," Snopp Dogg said on Instagram.

"The sorry ass f****** men from the US men's soccer team may never win sh*t, ain't ever win sh*t, can't even get out the f****** first round. Man, pay them ladies, man. Pay the girls what they're worth. 

 

"The women should be getting $500,000 per athlete. Snoop Dogg says so.

"Them girls have won four World Cups and only $90,000 - man please."

Equal pay has been a prominent issue at this Women's World Cup with the USWNT leading cries for the pay gap between men and women to be addressed. 

A recent social post by the UN highlighted that Lionel Messi's salary with bonuses alone is more than the combined salary of over 1600 professional female footballers. 

After picking up the Golden Ball in France, US star Megan Rapinoe declared action and not talk is now needed when it comes to disparity with wages. 

"Everyone is ready for this conversation to move to the next step," Rapinoe said.

"We're done with 'Are we worth it. Should we have equal pay?'. Everyone is done with that. Fans are done with that. Players are done with that. In a lot of ways, sponsors are done with that.

"Every player at this World Cup, we put on the most incredible show that you could ever ask for.

"We couldn't do anything more...let's get to the next point."

U.S. President Donald Trump, who had a long-running war of words with Rapinoe, recently weighed in on the debate to point out players like Cristiano Ronaldo will always draw in bigger crowds.