Footy club publishes outrageously sexist article slamming the ‘carry on’ around women’s soccer and asking ‘who’s meant to clean the kitchen’ when the Matildas play
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A South Australian football club has apologised after publishing a sexist article in its newsletter criticising women’s soccer and asking who will clean the kitchen when the Matildas are playing.
The Aussies’ matches at the Women’s World Cup have become the most watched sporting events in decades, but it seems not everyone is a fan.
The Imperial Football Club in The River Murray League published an opinion piece in their latest newsletter making fun of the history-making moment for women’s sport.
‘How’s the carry on around women’s soccer,’ the opinion piece starts.
‘Albo ya big flog teasing us with a PH [public holiday]. Debatable whether women should be playing prime time on a Wednesday night.
The club said the article (pictured) was published by ‘mistake’ in its official newsletter
Daily Mail Australia does not imply that any of the players pictured were involved with the publication of the controversial article in question
‘Who’s meant to clean the kitchen? Uber eats would been busy.’
Club president Jack Daniels told ABC News that the article was published by mistake and that the club’s committee board deemed it not appropriate.
‘It was a mistake and we apologise,’ he said on behalf of the club.
The existence of the article came to light shortly after the Matildas were given the keys to the city of Brisbane on Sunday.
Australia’s national team have smashed TV viewing records, sold out stadiums and changed the sport down under forever during their stunning run of success at the tournament and the ceremony is likely to be the first of many for skipper Sam Kerr and her teammates.
News of the honour comes hot on the heels of Anthony Albanese’s announcement that women’s sport in Australia will receive a $200million boost after the team gave the country ‘a moment of national inspiration’.
The prime minister also announced the appointment of an expert panel of former female athletes to help design the program, including Liz Ellis, Lauren Jackson, Madison de Rozario and Tal Karp.
‘This is an important announcement, so that women and girls everywhere in Australia can have the facilities and the support that they need to choose a sport that they love and to be able to participate,’ Mr Albanese said.
The Matildas matches at the Women’s World Cup became the most watched TV events in decades throughout Australia
‘We are going to see an explosion in participation in sport, and that is why this $200million will make a difference.’
On Sunday, pop star Nikki Webster surprised the Matildas by performing her hit song Strawberry Kisses after the players received the key to the city.
The stars – who adopted the tune as their unofficial team song at the World Cup- were thrilled by her appearance and began dancing jubilantly together, with star striker Sam Kerr and goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold even sharing the microphone with Nikki.
The Matildas looked over the moon as they were finally able to relax after a gruelling finals campaign, which saw them finish fourth after losing to Sweden on Saturday.