Social Issues

Bayern’s Kimmich Reverses Decision On Covid-19 Vaccines

As a society, we’re pretty bad about allowing those in the public eye the opportunity to grow as humans, whether it’s a comedian telling an inappropriate joke 10 years ago or a politician’s evolving ideology. Too often public perception is rooted in the idea that you are who you are and you cannot change. 

With that in mind, I think we should praise Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich for recognizing he was wrong and wishing he had done better. 

Women’s Player Demands Better Treatment Of Pregnant Footballers

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — BK Haecken midfielder Elin Rubensson has called on Swedish football to support players who decide to become pregnant during their elite careers and offer them greater security.

Less than a year after the birth of her son Frans, Sweden international Rubensson was back pulling the strings as her side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on a snowy night in Gothenburg on Thursday.

Racing Louisville Uses Wrong Player Image In Farewell Post, Initially Tries To Pretend It Didn’t Happen

It’s a busy time in the NWSL. Players are coming and going across the league, from big-name stars to lesser-known role players ahead of next week’s NWSL Expansion Draft and NWSL Draft. But that doesn’t excuse what Racing Louisville did this week.

U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Olympics; What About Qatar World Cup?

The U.S. announced on Monday a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a response to China’s many human rights abuses. Soccer fans across the country are now wondering: What about Qatar?

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe Among Nominees For U.S. Soccer’s Player Of The Year

U.S. Soccer announced the nominees for its wide range of 2021 Player of the Year awards, and voting is open now for fans until Dec. 12. The finalists for the awards highlight where the men’s and women’s national teams are right now, and they’re clearly not in the same place.

Narrador De TUDN Se Disculpa Por Comentario Racista Hacia William Tesillo

El fútbol mexicano hoy está en una dura batalla contra la discriminación. La lucha más mediática es el intento por erradicar el homófobo "¡eh, puto!" de sus estadios y por el que la FIFA tantas multas le ha cursado. Sin embargo, no es la única pelea. El sexismo y el racismo son otros temas que se deben atender y no solo a nivel de aficionados, sino que también entre los medios de comunicación y hasta los mismos jugadores.

Chicago Red Stars Coach Suspiciously Resigned At Midnight; You Can Guess What Happened Next

Back when allegations first arose against former NWSL coach Paul Riley’s sexual coercion and verbal abuse, I made a timeline of all the women’s soccer coaches and staff in America who had been fired, resigned or were otherwise accused of some sort of abuse. Even then I said there were probably more cases out there that hadn’t been reported upon yet. Sadly, it looks like I was right. 

Bayern Munich Reduces Salaries Of Unvaccinated Players

Bayern Munich suffered a surprising 2-1 defeat to Augsburg on Friday, in part a result of the team’s lethargic performance but also because a growing number of players have been forced to quarantine under Covid-19 regulations. Now it seems unvaccinated Bayern players will be losing more than playing time.

Chelsea’s Édouard Mendy Calls Out Media For Using His Image In Unrelated Rape Reports

It’s not uncommon, watching a European soccer match, to hear a British announcer repeatedly misname a Black footballer. It happens so often now I’m surprised EA Sports hasn’t decided to add the mistakes to its FIFA video games. After all, if it’s in the game, it’s in the game, right?

But what’s happening now with British and French media goes far beyond a broadcaster being unable to quickly discern a player on the pitch. What’s happening now is journalists being unwilling to take the time to discern who is in a photo before publishing it as an accused rapist.

This Was The Premier League’s Weak Excuse For Not Allowing Home Clubs To Wear Away Kits For Charity

The Premier League has refused a request from clubs to wear their away kits at home matches on Boxing Day in support of homeless charity Shelter, British media reported.

Shelter tweeted on Tuesday it is launching the '#NoHomeKit' campaign, which urges clubs and fans to "ditch their home colours for their away or third kit, showing support for people who don't have a safe home."