Hillary Clinton, the current polling favorite to earn the Democratic presidential nomination, pleased thousands of her followers Friday by lending her Instagram account to millennial extraordinaire Lena Dunham. The actress and writer got a little help from an (older) friend, too, when “dream babe” Abby Wambach joined her.
The recently retired USWNT star posted another photo of Dunham later with the caption, “Best outfit of the day… Worst facial expression caught. Haha.”
Wambach’s appearance on the campaign trail probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. The soccer star has long been an advocate for several causes, including LGBT issues and women’s rights.
Most prominent as of late, Wambach spearheaded a response to FIFA, which had insisted playing the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. The men’s World Cup has never been played on fake grass and the next two iterations of the men’s quadrennial tournament are also slated to be played on natural turf.
Wambach ultimately lost that battle against an unmoved FIFA and played on the lesser turf, but her team won the World Cup title, which broke gender barriers with its high ratings. The USWNT final against Japan shattered U.S. television ratings by averaging 25.4 million viewers — more than any other soccer match, either men’s or womens, that’s aired in the United States. In other words, Wambach is a good person to have on your side. Take note, Bernie Sanders.