Amanpour and Company

Former Soccer Player Speaks Out About Abuse

Clip: 10/20/2021 | 2m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

NWSL player Kaiya McCullough came forward this summer with allegations of emotional abuse by Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke, a move that set in motion the reckoning we see now. Burke denies the claims, but McCullough says she quit the team after he made her “hate soccer.” At 23, McCullough is both a veteran player and a veteran sports activist, and she joins the show to explain her decision.

Aired: 10/20/21

Rating: NR

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