To say that Snoop Dogg is just a rapper is to put him in a box that doesn’t fit. Although he started out with a rap career, The Snoop has branched out into cookery, investment, branding and more, with his latest interest being football, more specifically, the Women’s World Cup.
Yesterday Snoop went on an instagram rant, questioning why the Men’s World Cup prize pot is significantly larger than the women’s and calling out the USA Men’s national soccer team for never having seriously achieved at the World Cup.
In full, Snoop said:
Food for thought – shout out to the USA women’s soccer team for their fourth World Cup. They only get $90K [£72K] per player, but the men, if they win it, they get $500K [£399K] per player.
The sorry ass fucking men from the US soccer team, everyone’s shit, ain’t ever gonna win shit, can’t even get out the fucking first round. Man, pay them ladies, man. Pay them girls what they worth.
The women should be getting $500K per athlete. Snoop Dogg says so. Them girls have won four World Cups, and $90K? Man, please. Pay them $500K per player – Snoop Dogg says so.
USA soccer… let’s go girls.
Although Snoop’s numbers are slightly off and money isn’t awarded directly to players, the gender pay gap in football is large. Earlier this year, every member of the USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation (USSF) for discrimination based on sex, in a case that is likely to have large repercussions through the sport and the USA.
Just don’t expect to see Snoop on the field anytime soon…