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O.J. Simpson responds to Megan Rapinoe on trans women in sport: What if Mike Tyson decides to identify as a woman?

O.J. Simpson has never recovered his reputation after the alleged murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, yet he remains active in the sports media community, giving his opinions on matters of the day.

The former NFL running back has this time turned his attention to the topic of transgender athletes participating in women's sport, taking issue with comments made by USWNT starMegan Rapinoe.

Rapinoe, ahead of her final World Cup, declared that the U.S. government was systematically taking away the human rights of trans athletes, adding that she sees them as real women and would have no problem being on the same team as a biological male who had transitioned.

"I saw Megan Rapinoe said that she would love to be competing against transgender women and look, I'm all for it," Simpson posted on Twitter.

"Why don't they treat it, especially in track and field, like a marathon and everybody can compete but when it's over, have a category for female, a category for male and a category for transgenders?

"A senator in South Carolina stated 'What if Mike Tyson decides to identify as female?' Are you going to let him box women? I don't think so. I'm a golfer, and trust me, you could take probably the 350th rated male golfer, now that we know women are making all this money, but if he decides that he wants to identify as a female, trust me he would probably be a top ten female golfer."

Simpson wants fairness in sports

As he continued to post his thoughts on social media, Simpson maintained that fairness in sports is the most important aspect of this issue.

"If you're born a male or a female, I don't think it's fair in sports to have them competing against one another. Give them their own category. Let the trans compete against trans, the female against the females and the male against the males," he concluded.

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