Hinkle recalled to US training squad after refusing to play because of LGBT shirt

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Jaelene Hinkle (L) in action for North Carolina Courage

Defender Jaelene Hinkle has been recalled by the United States for the first time after refusing to play for her country on religious grounds.

The 25-year-old refused to play for the US last year because her Christian faith prevented her from wearing a shirt honouring LGBT pride month.

She was selected for games against Sweden and Norway in June 2017 when the shirt numbers were rainbow coloured.

After her recall, she said: