Shortly after the final whistle, the American women had won their fourth FIFA World Cup, from the cheer of crowds in Stade de Lyon of France, from heading to “equal pay” – a powerful reminder The record-setting team is! Still in the root of another battle for fair treatment.
In March, 28 members of the women’s team of 2015, including current player Alex Morgan and Megan Rapino, sued the US Soccer Federation for their gender discrimination.
In its lawsuit, the players accused their governing body that they are making them smaller in terms of wages and work than men’s national team, which have not played almost, they have not qualified for last year’s World Cup.
In the last three years, women’s games generated $50.8 million in revenue, compared with $49.9 million for the men’s matches.
”At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won’t stand for it anymore,” Molly Levinson, the spokesperson for the USWNT players in their equal pay lawsuit, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
“These athletes generate more revenue and garner higher TV ratings but get paid less simply because they are women.It is time for the Federation to correct this disparity once and for all. ”
According to the New York Times, There is $30 million prize money is available for Women’s World Cup compared with $400 million at the 2018 men’s World Cup.
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So following their win, the crowd and internet called out the inequality and supported the women’s team in their fight for better treatment.
People also highlighted the point that not only does the USWNT consistently play better than the men but they bring in more money for the US Soccer Federation.
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Despite winning the women get much less than the men, $250,000 compared to $1.1 million.
”We should reopen the bidding process and allow everyone to have a chance to organize or maybe co-host,” Infantino said.