Sexism bigger problem than racism at World Cup, anti-discrimination body says

Postado Julho 13, 2018

FIFA has instructed broadcasters to stop focusing on "hot women" in the crowd at football matches.

Meanwhile FIFA's head of sustainability and diversity, Federico Addiechi, defended differing sanctions, such as 70,000 Swiss francs (70,000 dollars) for Croatia not using official drinks during a match and 10,000 francs for Mexico due to their fans' homophobic chanting.

Sexism has proven a constant issue in Russian Federation over the course of the World Cup and there have been several cases of female television presenters being groped and kissed by male fans.

ESPN reports that the policy is a result of sexism and harassment being a bigger problem than racism.

England are out of the World Cup and Roy Keane is reminding everyone when they should be happy. Monitors identified sexist incidents which included fans harassing female broadcasters.

According to Fare Network executive director Piara Powar, the real number of these cases could be even higher than what they have managed to document.

When asked how Federation Internationale de Football Association could combat this, Addiechi said it has been working with the local organisers and Russian police to identify these fans, some of whom have lost their FAN-IDs (a document all spectators must have to obtain access to stadiums at the World Cup) and been forced to leave the country. A study published by sociology lecturer at Deakin University, Kim Toffoletti, exposed the new ways in which sexism in sports media works.

The last was France's 1-0 loss to eventual champions Germany in the quarter-finals. All were young women. The only scantily clad bodies on show are covered in colourful body paint.