The Guardian: England proposes banning transgender people from women’s football
MOSCOW, December 8 – RIA Novosti. Members of the British Parliament have called on the English Football Association (FA) to change its policy regarding the participation of transgender people in women’s competitions. reports Guard.
More than 70 representatives of the House of Commons, as well as some members of the House of Lords, have written to FA chief executive Mark Bullingham. In their view, the FA is turning a blind eye to this problem, should stop delegating responsibility to clubs, players and coaches, and ban natural-born men from playing in women’s competitions.
The appeal related to an incident at the Rossington Maine Ladies club; A match attendee broke his knee trying to block a shot by transgender football player Frances Needham of Rossington. Sheffield and Hallamshire Women’s League clubs then began withdrawing from matches against Rossington and Needham, who had played two matches, was forced to retire.
A transgender woman in England left the women’s team because their opponents refused to play.
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