The Women’s World Cup 2015

I can’t think of a better gift for the Women’s World Cup than the announcement on June 2 of Sepp Blatter’s resignation.  Here are a few of his more notorious quotes

In response to the questions “How does FIFA plan to promote women inside FIFA?

“Football is very macho,” Blatter answered. “It’s so difficult to accept [women] in the game. Not playing the game, but in the governance.”

“We now have three ladies on the board,” said Blatter at FIFA’s congress in Mauritius. “Say something, ladies. You are always speaking at home, say something now.

“Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men—such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?”

Blatter referred to Moya Dodd, who was elected to the FIFA Executive Committee as being, “good and good-looking.”

With Sarah McLachlan set to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Women’s World Cup, I offer you delicious tongue in cheek salute to the former President of FIFA



Here’s the song Sarah will sing at the Opening Ceremonies.  She says it is “inspired by Malala Yousafzai’s incredible story and her strength of character to stand up to what she believed in. As the mother of two daughters, it’s important to have strong female role models for young girls and we are so fortunate right here in Canada to have such an accomplished group of athletes on our Canadian team who inspire us all.”

Inspiring indeed. And oh yeah, Go USA!

USA Women's Soccer Sports Illustrated Cover June 2015

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