After lawsuit announcement, USWNT receives support from Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Five members of the U.S. women's soccer team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation for wage discrimination Thursday morning. In the filing, the players allege they are paid almost four times less than the men's team despite generating almost $20 million more in revenue in 2015.

As you may imagine -- or have seen if you've spent any time on social media -- the lawsuit has garnered attention worldwide and support from fellow athletes, fans and celebrities alike. However, two such celebrities might stand out slightly from the rest: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

The Democratic presidential hopefuls both took to Twitter to voice their backing of the USWNT, and for equal pay for all women.

None of the three remaining republican candidates have yet to comment on the suit. But rest assured, I'll keep a diligent watch on their accounts.

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