A wave of insults, which has been classified as transphobic, The presence of the transgender player Alex Alcaide during a soccer match in Spain woke up on social networks.
Alcaide, who was born female but is already in the process of gender transition, played in the last game of the women’s subsidiary of Club Esportiu Europa against Pujadas, in Spanish football.
In the game, which ended 23-0, Alcaide scored two goals.
With that result in the background, the club published a photograph of Álex in action.
Given this, a wave of discrimination arose that has made different groups of the LGTBI community speak out in their defense.
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‘I don’t see myself at a higher level than a woman’
According to the Spanish newspaper ‘La Razón’, Alcaide began her gender transition three years ago. Nevertheless, in his identity document he continues to be identified as a woman. Therefore, she competes in the women’s team.
“Today, as long as my DNI has an ‘F’ for female, I can decide to play in a female team. So until that is changed, it will remain that way. I will not be the first nor the last and many people like this will be found”, Álex confessed in an interview with the newspaper ‘El Español’.
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On the possibility of playing with men, the player refers in the talk in question:
“I would like to, but the problem is the level. By starting to transition late, your body has already developed as a woman’s, let’s say. You will be able to reach a level, but not that of a man. So, today, I don’t see myself at a higher level than a woman. I’m not the standout on my team.”
His team, faced with the wave of insults, published a message of support: “WE SAY NO! We will not tolerate attacks based on gender. The whole of Europe with Álex”.
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After that, different LGTBI groups have sent their support to the player.
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