England show their support to US Women’s Soccer
Ahead of the friendly against England, the players and coaches on their side have extended their support to the women of the US league after the report highlighting abuse in the domestic game was issued last Monday. Rapinoe said “it means everything” to have their words of encouragement.
“I don’t think this is just a problem in the USA. I think it’s a worldwide problem still,” said England coach Sarina Wiegman. “And it’s just really the time now that we all step up, and we just can stop these things.”
England player Beth Mead said she was “sickened” to hear about the situation. Rapinoe, Wiegman, and Mead all agree that more needs to be done, and that it happened at all is unacceptable, and that it should never happen again.
“Women need to be taken seriously a lot more,” said Mead. “I’m very proud of the victims that actually stood up and said it. People need to start doing better. The US governing body needs to be doing better. Worldwide, we need to be doing better.”
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