More Football Association Controversy
Tuesday 7th July 2015
A tweet from an account run by the Football Association was deleted after causing controversy. It was meant to be a tribute, but ended up being criticised as “patronising” and “sexist.”
The tweet said “Our Lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title – heroes”.
It was intended to be a nice comment (through calling them heroes) but it is ridiculous that the FA failed to recognise that, in 2015, some players might also have careers (whether as football players or otherwise). England and Chelsea striker Eniola Aluko put her career as a lawyer on hold to play football but it looks like her knowledge of discrimination law might be useful.
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