Najee Harris’ tribute to Megan Rapinoe reached the star of the American women’s football team on Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, Alabama ran back to explain at a press conference why he put a hat on Rapinoe before Tide’s first Rose Bowl appearance against Notre-Dame de Rosario on Friday.
“Really everything she stands for,” Harris said, according to AL.com. “She is a feminist, woman, how women in the world are treated unfairly and how they get treated differently from men. She stood up for all of this. I like her approach. It is clear that the social injustice that has occurred is happening , She played a role in all of this.”
On Tuesday night, Rapinoe retweeted Harris’ commented video with a message reminding people to run back.
“Najeeeee is rolling!!! (Am I doing it right?) It’s great, take those roses and hurdle for me!” She tweeted.
Alabama will play Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl semifinals at 3 pm on Friday.
Harris is one of the six crimson players appointed by the Associated Press for the National Team. He joins quarterback Mac Jones, receiver DeVonta Smith, and tackles Alec. Alexander Leatherwood, center Landon Dickerson and cornerback Patrick Surtain II provided six first-team selections for the Crimson Tide, including nationally.
Mark Heim is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group.Follow him on twitter @Mark_Heim.