June 1, 2013
That’s Sepp Blatter on the left, the President of FIFA. On the right is Lydia Nsekera of Burundi, the first woman elected to the top board of FIFA.
How did Sepp choose to introduce her at the initial news conference after she had been elected?
“Say something ladies, you are always speaking at home, now you can speak here.”
Oh Sepp, you do go on. They should take FIFA on the road, since it’s pretty much the best ongoing show available. Corruption, graft, awarding major tournaments to countries who have horrendous human rights records, and now we can add overt sexism to the list!

That’s Sepp Blatter on the left, the President of FIFA. On the right is Lydia Nsekera of Burundi, the first woman elected to the top board of FIFA.

How did Sepp choose to introduce her at the initial news conference after she had been elected?

Say something ladies, you are always speaking at home, now you can speak here.”

Oh Sepp, you do go on. They should take FIFA on the road, since it’s pretty much the best ongoing show available. Corruption, graft, awarding major tournaments to countries who have horrendous human rights records, and now we can add overt sexism to the list!

May 1, 2012
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It’s fine if you’re a female and you want to be a super-fan. Clearly go for it, that’s your choice. But there is something to be said for how appealing that might be to the other sex. Having a woman that’s such a fan, like painting your face, tuning in to every podcast. I don’t know how many males would be into that.

It’s great that in Kansas City there are a lot of women in the stands, it’s great, but for the guy who wants maybe a serious relationship… If you are following just casually, but if you’re such a die-hard, I don’t know, it comes a point that it is a bit of a turn-off.

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Simon Borg of Major League Soccer’s Extra Time Radio podcast.

A good write up of the situation is here at Jezebel.

I’ll turn this one over to you for your thoughts.