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No point arguing with you in this mood, FA tells England Lionesses

The Football Association has defended itself over the furore about its allegedly sexist tweet on the return of the England Lionesses team from the Womens’ World Cup. It has accused critics of ‘completely overreacting, as usual’ and declaring that ‘it’s no use arguing with you when you’re in this kind of mood’.

The tweet, which welcomed the Lionesses back as ‘mothers, partners and daughters’, has caused outrage among fans of the team, which enjoyed the most success of any England team in a World Cup since 1966. The FA has responded by deleting the offending message, replacing it with ‘Fine, have it your way… #cantbloodywincanI’ but strongly denied that it is an inherently sexist organisation.

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Posted: Jul 7th, 2015
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BBC regrets hiring Richard Keys and Andy Gray to cover Women’s World Cup

The low point of the BBC coverage was Keys claiming that the Japan leftback ‘wouldn’t know what the offside rule was if it popped round and did all her housework’.

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Posted: Jul 7th, 2011
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Female Soccer player can’t keep ‘living a big straight lie’

‘I’m sorry, but I just like men’

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Posted: Dec 29th, 2007
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