Saturday, 5 August 2017

USA women's team suffer 5-2 loss to FC Dallas' U-15 boys as won't be reported by the BBC

'The USA women's football team were convincingly beaten by a team of adolescents in a embarrassing defeat for the world champions.

They were roundly outplayed, losing 5-2 against FC Dallas Under-15s academy side who took full advantage of their big day. 

The players did not appear to allow the display to subdue their spirits and posed with the opposition for photos after the game. 

Jillian Ellis' team were preparing for an international friendly but the humbling by a group of youngsters did not seem to affect their performance on a bigger stage. The USA ran out 4-0 victors against Russia... '

In other words a womens international football team can be beaten by an under-15 boys team. It's actually happened before, when the Australian women's team also lost to an under 15 boys team.

The BBC have decided that for reasons of equality women's football should be portrayed as equivalent to the men's game. It's not, the best women's team on their best day might compete with an English division 2 team, maybe.

Similar is true of cricket where the women's team are portrayed as wonderful cricketers who could compere the men. In reality the top women fast bowlers manage to reach 70mph delivery speed. That's the speed of a international men's fast bowler's surprise slow delivery. A good men's fast bowler will be in the mid to high 80s. Which means that those wonderful women batters might look less wonderful when facing real pace.

I can think of very few sports where women can compete with men on an even basis. Three day eventing is one.

The last time I posted an article similar to this, albeit about athletics, I was called a serial, because apparently stating facts is sexist.

The Mail's report is here  but you won't find a BBC report anywhere.

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