This week, England, the host team, beat Austria 1-0 in the opening match of the Women’s European Football Championship, at Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium in front of 68,871 spectators, a record influx in the history of this tournament. . Even so, The news that seemed to generate the greatest impact was the request from the players to change the white uniform with which they play. This, on account of the possible effects of menstruation.
The request of the English
“Hopefully they change it. White is not very practical when we are in that period of the month.s”, declared Beth Mead, England figure, at the end of the commitment against Austria.
“We know it is difficult because we all associate England with white, but it is something that concerns us as a group of women”, said Georgia Stanway, player of the team, who later added: “Then, when you are on the grass, you forget everything and nothing matters more than defending the jersey of your country”.
After the commotion of the statements, the English Federation confirmed that it will not change the clothing.
“We recognize the importance and we want our players to feel our full support in this matter,” a spokesperson for the FA told ‘The Athletic’.
“Any comments made by them will be taken into account for future designs. We will continue to work closely with our partner Nike, while continuing to follow the guidance of tournament organizers where possible in terms of color options.”
For its part, a spokesman for the firm Nike expressed “We hear and fully understand the concerns of our athletes that wearing light-colored clothing while they have their period, it can be a real barrier to sport.”
It must be remembered that the shorts of the England women’s team, in recent tournaments, were blue.
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