Sexual harassment in US National Women’s Soccer League, a scandal

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which is the women’s professional soccer league in the United States, announced th...

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The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which is the women’s professional soccer league in the United States, announced this Friday that this weekend’s matches will not be played after the allegations of sexual harassment which were made in recent days.

The NWSL Commissioner, Lisa Baird, stressed in a statement that this season is being “incredibly traumatic” for the players and staff of the league and took “full responsibility” for her role in these events.

«VERY LOTS» PAIN FOR CASES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT: BAIRD

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They have exploited the scandal over the cases of sexual abuse in soccer in the United States. AP Photo

«I am very sorry for the pain that many are feeling. Recognizing that trauma, we have decided not to go out into the field this weekend to give everyone some space to reflect, “he said.

Baird said this decision has been made in collaboration with the Footballers Association (NWSLPA), which in recent days has strongly attacked the league for its inaction over the years regarding these sexual harassment scandals.

PAUL RILEY, NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE TEAM COACH IN EYE OF THE HURRICANE

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Paul Riley has denied allegations with sexual harassment implications on his players. AP Photo.

The cancellation of these matches occurs after Thursday the North Carolina team coach Courage, Paul Riley.

The former technician was accused by several players of coercion and sexual assault, among other behaviors, in a report published by The Athletic portal. Riley denied those allegations.

NOT AN ISOLATED CASE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL IN THE UNITED STATES

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The Commissioner of the Professional Soccer League of the United States, Lisa Baird. AP Photo

This is not an isolated case since since August different accusations have been made against Richie Burke, who was the coach of the Washington Spirit team, of having created a macho environment and with sexual harassment within the locker room.

Burke was eventually fired after an investigation. Players have harshly criticized the league in recent days for failing to protect female soccer players and for failing to take forceful steps to investigate – and not repeat – these behaviors.

EVEN MEGAN RAPINOE ALREADY SAID ABOUT THIS SITUATION OF HARASSMENT

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Megan Rapinoe has already raised her voice about what happens in women’s soccer. Photo: Getty Images

One of the voices raised against sexual harassment was Megan Rapinoe, an American soccer star and a great figure in the feminist struggle in sport.

«To all those who were in a position of power and who let this happen, who heard it and let it be (…), FUCK YOU. You are all monsters and you can present your resignations immediately, ”he wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

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