The FA must scrub out sex­ism

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

Have you ever heard Gary Lineker on Match of the Day re­fer to play­ers as “scrub­bing up well” in their kit?

No, and that’s be­cause, when you have tal­ent, skill and a pro­fes­sional team on the pitch, no­body cares what they look like.

So why on earth would some­one at the FA think that tweet­ing ”scrub up well, don’t they?” un­der a team pic of Eng­land’s Li­onesses was ac­cept­able? While it’s not the worst thing to say, I do think that in this day and age it’s un­called for. A sim­ple “good luck” would have suf­ficed.

I have a seven-year-old daugh­ter and when she is in the work­place, I don’t want her to put up with such non­sense – so for her I am happy to roar for re­spect.

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