Tag Archives: soccer

Video: The World Cup is no excuse for domestic violence

TweetAs a soccer fan, I know that the World Cup is serious business. But it definitely shouldn’t be this serious. Tweet
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French men’s professional club hires first female coach in top-tier European soccer

TweetCongrats to Helena Costa, the new head coach of the French men’s professional soccer club Clermont Foot! The Portuguese 36 year old, who most recently has been coaching Iran and Qatar’s national women’s teams, will be the first woman to coach a professional club in France, as well as the first to coach a top or second division team in [...]
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Update: The #WeAreAllMonkeys banana selfie campaign was a planned marking stunt

TweetIt turns out that Dani Alves’ witty reaction to a banana being thrown onto the soccer field that I wrote about earlier this week was a planned marketing stunt. I don’t know about you, but I think this speaks to why the ensuing social media reaction felt like such a hollow campaign. What’s troubling to me is [...]
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Why I am not a monkey

Tweet Update: It turns out this was a planned marketing stunt. Last Sunday during a soccer match between Villareal and Barcelona, a fan threw a banana at the Brazilian Barcelona defender Dani Alves as he went to make a corner kick. Alves has made internet history with his witty response: without missing a beat, he grabbed the [...]
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Girls soccer team in Colorado wears hijabs in solidarity with Muslim teammate

Tweet How great is this? At a recent match, referees told Samah Aida, a high school soccer player in Colorado, that she wasn’t allowed to wear her hijab on the field. The refs claimed that it posed a safety risk — not actually true according to soccer’s governing body FIFA, which recently lifted their ban on [...]
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