Snoop Dogg Demands Equal Pay For US Women's Football Team

American rapper Snoop Dogg has given his full support to the USA Women's national team in their fight for equal pay.

The USA side earned $90,000 in bonuses before their quarter-final win over France at the World Cup while the men's team would have earned $550,000 each, according to a report from The Guardian.

It also claims that the women earn $260,869 each for winning the World Cup but men's potential earnings go up to $1,114,429 each.

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The equal pay conversation has been strong of late and in a clip shared on his Instagram account, Snoop Dogg backed the idea:

"Food for thought, shout out to the USA women's soccer team for their fourth World Cup, but what I want to talk about is they only get $90,000 per player, but the men, if they win it they get $500,000 per player.

"Sorry-ass f*cking men from the US soccer team ain't ever won sh*t, ain't gonna ever win sh*t, can't even get out of the f*cking first round.

"Pay them ladies man, pay them girls what they're worth. The women should be getting $500,000 per athlete, Snoop Dog says so. Them girls won four World Cups, and $90,000? Man, please."

"Pay them $500K per player - Snoop Dogg says so. USA soccer... let's go girls."

World Cup Golden Boot winner Megan Rapinoe also called for the conversations on equal pay to move forward to the next stage.

"I think everyone is ready for this conversation to move to the next step," she said. "I think we're done with, 'Are we worth it, should we have equal pay, is the market the same?' Yada yada.

"Everyone's done with that; fans are done with that, players are done with that. In a lot of ways I think sponsors are done with that.

"Let's get to the next point. What's next? How do we support women's federations and women's programmes around the world?

"What can Fifa do to do that? What can we do to support the leagues around the world?"

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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