‘Men grab their sacks’: Morgan says celebration criticism is double standard

The Team USA leader has a point.  Guys can say anything. The women are supposed to be polite. Look what happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016 for a political example.

It gets worse when women criticize women for expressing themselves in a robust manner.

The Netherlands meet Team USA on Sunday in the World Cup final.

Excerpted from the Guardian 7.5.2019

  • USA striker mimed sipping tea after goal against England

Alex Morgan has said that criticism of her goal celebration during USA’s defeat of England in the Women’s World Cup semi-final is an example of double standards.

Morgan mimed sipping a cup of tea after she scored what proved to be the winning goal against England, provoking a backlash with some claiming she was guilty of gloating. Former England international Lianne Sanderson, who played alongside Morgan at Orlando Pride, called the celebration “distasteful”.

“I feel that there is some sort of double standard for females in sports,” Morgan said, “to feel like we have to be humble in our successes and have to celebrate, but not too much or in a limited fashion. You see men celebrating all over the world in big tournaments, grabbing their sacks or whatever it is. And when I look at sipping a cup of tea, I am a little taken aback by the criticism.” She added that she was disappointed Sanderson was among her critics.




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