by Roger Le Grove Rogers
June 18, 2005
What does it all mean?
When I was a boy growing up in Europe
there would often be reports in the evening newspapers of old men being arrested
for “exposing themselves in public.”
Last year we had FIFA President Blatter exposing his inner thoughts about the women’s game.
Has FIFA President Sepp Blatter lost his marbles?
Now according to the BBC, UEFA president
Johansson exposed his when he told them that “Companies could make use
of a sweaty, lovely looking girl playing on the ground, with the rainy weather
it would sell."
Several English Clubs have dropped their women’s teams and/or financial support recently.
The U.S. Soccer Federation has taken
its successful national women’s teams and replaced all but one of the
female head coaches, who did all the work in taking their players to world class
level, with male coaches of somewhat mediocre backgrounds. Is it just the old
boy network in action again?
So are they all sending us a message about the future of the women’s game?
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