Female soccer players in the US complain of harassment
US women's football player Becky Sauerbrunn said that the verbal and physical abuse experienced in the National Women's Football League (NWSL) terrified the players.
The report, which reveals the harassment and abuses experienced by female football players in the USA, brought about discussions after it was published yesterday.
"We are appalled, disappointed and really angry," said Becky Sauerbrunn, 37, a defender for the Portland Thorns team, a two-time world champion with the USA National Team, about the findings of systematic harassment in the report. said.
Defending that everyone mentioned in the report should be banned from sports, Sauerbrunn said, "We are angry that more than 200 people have to share their traumas to get to this point. Players have demanded change in this regard for a long time. Because people in decision-making positions have always failed to protect us." she spoke.
Last year, the English coach of North Carolina Courage, one of the teams in the league, Paul Riley, was dismissed due to allegations against him.
After accusations against Riley, some league games were postponed and league manager Lisa Baird resigned.