USWNT’s Korbin Albert apologizes after reports of anti-LGBTQ+ reposts

Megan Rapinoe appears to reference Albert on Instagram20-year-old sorry for ‘hurtful’ social media activity

USWNT midfielder Korbin Albert apologized on Thursday night for liking and sharing social media posts that she described as “offensive, insensitive and hurtful.”

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

“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media,” Albert wrote in a post shared on her Instagram story. “Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful which was never my intent. I’m really disappointed in myself and am deeply sorry for the hurt that I have caused to my teammates, other players, fans, friends and anyone who was offended.

“I truly believe that everyone should feel safe and respected everywhere and on all playing fields. I know my actions have not lived up to that and for that I sincerely apologize. It’s an honor and a privilege to get to play this sport on the world stage and I promise to do better.”

According to multiple media outlets, Albert shared a video from a Christian sermon that described being gay and “feeling transgender” as wrong.

Albert’s apology came on the same day she scored in PSG’s 3-0 win over Häcken in the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals.

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