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USWNT’s Korbin Albert apologizes for ‘insensitive’ social media posts

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Korbin Albert, a midfielder for the U.S. ladies’s nationwide group, apologized Thursday night time for having preferred and shared social media posts that she described as “offensive, insensitive and hurtful.”

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

“I wish to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media,” Albert wrote on her Instagram story. “Liking and sharing posts which might be offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful, which was by no means my intent.”

Albert shared a video from a Christian sermon that described being homosexual and “feeling transgender” as flawed, in response to a number of media retailers.

Albert’s apology got here shortly after PSG’s 3-0 win over Häcken within the Girls’s Champions League quarterfinals — she scored within the sport — and adopted criticism from not too long ago retired U.S. star Megan Rapinoe.

“I am actually dissatisfied in myself,” Albert continued, “and am deeply sorry for the harm that I’ve brought about to my teammates, different gamers, followers, pals and anybody who was offended.

“I really consider that everybody ought to really feel protected and revered in all places and on all enjoying fields,” she wrote. “I do know my actions haven’t lived as much as that and for that I sincerely apologize. It is an honor and a privilege to get to play this sport on the world stage and I promise to do higher.”

Rapinoe, a former U.S. captain, did not establish Albert by title however in her Instagram story urged individuals not “to cover behind ‘my beliefs'” as a result of “youngsters are actually killing themselves due to this hate.”

Albert has made seven appearances for the USA and was a starter throughout this yr’s CONCACAF Girls’s Gold Cup. She can also be on the roster for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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