Enthusiasts talk out about Equivalent pay for the ladies’s football staff
Josmar Taveras, USA TODAY
Paying women and men similarly for a similar task is a profitable thought; it simply would possibly not paintings in global football.
That is the opinion of former Dutch nationwide staff captain Frank de Boer, who is now head trainer of Primary League Football champion Atlanta United.
In an interview with The Mum or dad printed Tuesday, De Boer used to be requested about the problem in gentle of the Royal Dutch Soccer Affiliation’s contemporary dedication to equivalent pay for its males’s and girls’s nationwide groups by way of 2023.
“I believe for me, it’s ridiculous,” De Boer stated. “It’s the similar like tennis. If there are observing, for the International Cup ultimate, 500 million other folks or one thing like that, and 100 million for a ladies’s ultimate, that’s a distinction. So it’s now not the similar.”
Frank de Boer led Atlanta United to the MLS Cup championship closing season. (Picture: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports activities)
In March, 28 contributors of the U.S. Ladies’s Nationwide Staff filed a gender discrimination lawsuit towards the U.S. Football Federation, mentioning discrepancies in salaries, taking part in stipulations and shuttle lodging.
De Boer stated he is in prefer of equivalent pay normally, however in sports activities reminiscent of football and tennis, it isn’t possible.
“If it’s simply as in style as the boys, they’re going to get it, for the reason that source of revenue and the promoting will cross into that. Nevertheless it’s now not like that, so why do they have got to earn the similar?” he stated. “I believe it’s ridiculous. I don’t remember the fact that.”