Without question, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has taken on an iconic stature among most liberals and many women, and is often held up as something of a heroic cult figure by the left.
As such, it comes as little surprise that Ginsburg, along with several other high-profile women, will be honored by the U.S. Women’s National Team in an upcoming soccer match against the national women’s team of England.
Ginsburg honored by U.S. women’s team
ESPN reported that each player on the U.S. squad will wear a jersey featuring the name of an iconic female heroine or leader instead of their own in the match scheduled for Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee, which was part of what has been dubbed the SheBelieves Cup.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) March 2, 2019
Ginsburg’s famed initials, “RBG,” will grace the back of the jersey worn by defender Becky Sauerbrunn, who shared with the sports outlet how excited she was to honor the “rock star” jurist on the field of play.
“Dissenting opinion, battling cancer and then showing up to vote … what can’t she do?” gushed Sauerbrunn. “I just think she’s amazing.”
Other iconic females honored
ESPN noted that other influential women would be honored as well, including such late luminaries as Mother Theresa and astronaut Sally Ride.
Other honorees include a number of singers, authors and actresses, as well as former female players who helped the women’s team achieve championships, gold medals and glory in years past.
For the record, the U.S. and England played to a 2-2 tie in Saturday’s match.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) March 3, 2019
RBG honors continue to mount
The Daily Caller noted that this was just the latest effort to honor Ginsburg in recent months following the jurist’s recent health issues that forced her to miss work for the first time since she was confirmed to the court in the 1990s.
The 85-year-old justice underwent lung surgery in December to remove cancerous growths that had been discovered after she fell and injured her ribs in November. She has since recovered from that surgery, however, and has returned to her seat on the bench of the high court.
Meanwhile, Ginsburg has also been honored as the featured subject of two recent films — a documentary titled simply RBG, as well as a biopic titled On the Basis of Sex — in addition to her animated cameo appearance in The Lego Movie 2.