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Tuesday 24 of May 2022

Captain of Women's America speaks out in the face of controversy with Harrington


Liga MX Femenil Clausura Grita Mexico C22 2022 America vs Monterrey
Liga MX Femenil Clausura Grita Mexico C22 2022 America vs Monterrey
Janelly Farías assured that the players in the Women's MX League have had to fight against stereotypes and showed her disappointment at what happened with her team's coach

The captain of the “Eagles” of América Femenil, Janelly Farías, spoke about the insults that Craig Harrington, coach of the Azulcrema squad, hurled at the Rayadas del Monterrey players.

“I am very clear that ignoring what happened would be disappointing all the girls who see us as an example and who expect us to continue creating the path for them. That fairer future depends on our voice,” the player wrote on her Twitter account.

Read also: Women’s America: Craig Harrington receives three suspension games
Yesterday, the Disciplinary Commission of the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) announced the punishment of the American strategist’s coach, after insulting the royal players, for which he was awarded a three-game suspension. For its part, the club’s board assured that it would be sanctioned in accordance with its internal guidelines, without clearly informing what the sanction would be and from what moment it would come into effect.

“It hurts me to have to write these lines, I have spent my whole life fighting against stereotypes that slow down the process towards gender equality… I had to express how disappointed I am by what happened. All people deserve the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. Passion is part of soccer but at no time can this be used to justify disrespect,” the player shared.

Janelly is a faithful fighter for inclusion and gender equality that soccer in our country still needs and to show a button, because in April of last year the controversial player of the Tigres de la UANL, Carlos Salcedo shared in his account of Twitter his position before a sanction with an unfortunate message.

Said post, in addition to generating discussion among soccer fans, was criticized by the captain of the “Eagles” for using everything feminine as a form of insult against her opponents, derogatory comments that women have to deal with today with day

“This ease of using femininity to insult each other between men has to stop, it is part of the problem we have in our society. ‘Game of Barbies’ or ‘Game of Women’ in this context is the same and it is the type of comment that my colleagues from the Liga MX Femenil and I have to deal with on a daily basis, ”the player shared through her networks social.