1/20 The FA refused to allow a woman to speak at a football tournament, despite it being the biggest event in the world.
In a statement, the FA said the tournament “would not have been possible without the contributions of all the female referees”.
It went on to say that women who are qualified to referee will be “encouraged to work on the field and on the sidelines of the tournament”.
“We will be providing the full support of the FA as we prepare for the World Cups final and will be taking a comprehensive approach to this matter,” the statement continued.
“The World Cup will not be televised on Sky Sports and we will not use our broadcasting rights to broadcast the final.”
We are working with the Football Association and others in the broadcasting industry to ensure this is not the case.
“A woman was forced to leave a tournament in India after a woman referee was accused of sexual assaultA woman has left the World Championships finals in the Indian city of Bangalore after she was accused by a female referee of sexually assaulting her during the final on Sunday.
According to the Bangalore Mirror, the unnamed referee was in the crowd at the end of the match and witnessed the incident when she came into contact with a player.
The woman, who was not named in the Mirror report, allegedly said she had been touched by the referee and told to “go back to your country” by a member of the team.
The referee allegedly told the player to “stop talking” and “shut the f*** up”, according to the report.
The Mirror report claimed the player was then “forced to leave the stadium after the incident was reported”.
The FA has now issued a statement on the incident, saying: “As a result of a complaint received by the FA, an investigation into the matter was launched.
The matter was thoroughly investigated and, as a result, the matter has been closed.
“Following the conclusion of the investigation, the player and her family were advised to leave Bangalore.”
This matter has now been closed and we would like to reiterate our apologies to the player’s family for any inconvenience caused.
“The incident is the second time in the past month that a woman has been accused of misconduct in a World Cup final, with the first incident involving a woman in 2013, when she was caught on camera punching a female journalist in the face in Brazil.
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