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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

‘Complete rock star’

Why Justice Ginsburg is wearing soccer star Becky Sauerbrunn’s jersey when she works out

By WITW Staff on April 16, 2019

American soccer star Becky Sauerbrunn took to Twitter to proudly post a letter from someone she has described as a personal hero and “a complete rock star” — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sauerbrunn had sported a jersey bearing Ginsburg’s name for the SheBelieves Cup on March 2, during which each player honored a different inspirational woman in celebration of Women’s History Month. In Ginsburg’s letter, the justice — whose work defending civil rights has earned her the moniker “the Notorious R.B.G.” — thanked the FIFA World Cup winner for sending her a replica of the jersey and promised that she would be sporting it regularly.

“For the surprise package received today, huge thanks,” Ginsburg wrote. “I am proud to be among the women chosen for recognition in the 2019 SheBelieves game against England. The jersey will be my favorite for the biweekly workouts that keep me in shape.”

In a post to Twitter, Sauerbrunn shared a photo of the letter alongside the caption: “Notorious.”

Ahead of the SheBelieves Cup, Sauerbrunn had explained her decision to pay tribute to Ginsburg in a brief blurb shared by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

“The Notorious RBG. She’s a complete rock star. Dissenting opinion, battling cancer and then showing up to vote… what can’t she do? I just think she’s amazing,” said Sauerbrunn.

Read the full story at the Washington Post.


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