Former football player Mana ShimoOne of the first to condemn the abuse and abusive treatment of players in the American Women’s League (NWSL), This Monday he was chosen as the leader of the new Anti-Abuse Task Force of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
Layer31 years old, Will lead a working group aimed at guaranteeing the safety of players and a healthy work environmentAfter a recent report showed a case of “systematic abuse at all levels” of soccer players.
former playerwho suffered abuse and abusive behavior in 2021 by his then Portland Thorns coach Paul Riley, He assured that he accepted the position because “there is much more to do to change the culture in football” in the United States.,
,I love the sport and believe that we have the opportunity to protect female players and set new standards for all sports. no time to lose“, He added.
Independent investigation launched by USSF and conducted by law firm King & Spalding Raises a picture in which verbal and emotional abuse and inappropriate sexual behavior towards female football players is over the limit One of the “hard” training ranges and usually ranges from low to high.
In Nearly 200 interviews with retired and active players, Manipulative tactics exposed by coaches, club owners or employees That they were more about abuse of power than escalation in the game, and worrying patterns of sexual comments, unwanted touching, or coercive sex.
Teams, Leagues and Federations”Not only did they fail to respond systematically adequately when faced with player complaints and displays of misbehaviorBut even while establishing measures to prevent and deal with it”, the 36-page document emphasized.
The document focuses on three technicians – Paul Riley, Rory Dames and Christy Holly – to illustrate the seriousness of the incident, but remember that Last season, half of the league’s ten teams parted ways with their coaches following complaints from players.,
For example, from Dems, their players in the Junior Chicago Eclipse Select Remember that he called them “prostitutes”, “retarders” or “fat ass” And that “on several occasions he crossed the line in sexual relations.”