Thursday May 14 2015
President insults women's football

A scandal erupted after the President of the Amateur League called Women’s Football “a bunch of lesbians.”

The incident was even more serious because it happened during a meeting to discuss funding for the movement and was recorded in the minutes.

The phrase was uttered by President of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (LND) Felice Belloli on March 5.

“Enough! We can’t keep talking about giving money to this bunch of lesbians.”

Belloli was appointed in November 2014, replacing Carlo Tavecchio, who went on to become President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

In Italy there are over 12,000 female football athletes, including 3,000 who take part in the national leagues, and 8,000 in the youth academies.

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