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3 Times Football Players Disrespected Female Referees

Football keeps reminding us that we should be better in all we do, football explains that there should be no room for racism, insults, sexism, and homophobia, but there are still some things that should be taken seriously in football and one of them is respect for female referees.

(1) In October of 2020, Kun Aguero made a return for Manchester City in their win against Arsenal, but he made headlines for his wrong actions during the match.

When the ball went to the thrown in line, the referee, Massey-ellis, called it to Arsenal, but Aguero thought it should have been for Manchester City and Aguero told her but she declined and that was when Aguero put his hand on her neck and shoulder. Aguero wasn't booked for his actions which the fans believed was bad because players aren't allowed to touch the referee.

During a post-match interview, Manchester City's coach, Pep Guardiola, shared his opinion concerning Aguero's actions. Pep said "come on guys, Sergio is the nicest person i have ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations, not in this one."

(2) During a match between Bayern Munich and B. Mönchengladbach, referee B. Steinhaus was a fourth-official and Pep Guardiola questioned her for some of her actions, but after he didn't get the reply he wanted, he shook her hands and sarcastically congratulated her.

(3) In 2019, a quite town 30 miles outside Madrid made the headlines in some of Spain's biggest outlets due to the abuse that was received by a 18-year-old female referee in a junior match.

Alexandra Garcia was abused for the full 90 minutes of the match between two youth sides in Spain. The fans from the stand shouted "go home, go do the dishes."

Alexandra's mother witnessed the 90 minutes horror show and she expressed herself on her Twitter page: "I was filled with rage and dismay; nobody did or said anything. I spent 90 minutes listening to my daughter being insulted, it was a total lack of respect which is intolerable."

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