No Lesbians here…
The Women’s World Cup has kicked off and loads has happened – England drew their opening game thanks to a 35-yard shot from Mexico and a bit of average goalkeeping from England, while Japan won their game against New Zealand putting them top of England’s group.
Unfortunately, it’s not all beautiful football and beautiful women, the ugly face of God has gone and popped up thanks to the manager of the Nigeria team.
Eucharia Uche has apparently been praying to the almighty in an attempt to make her team Lesbianless and, according to the mad bint, it seems to be working…
Speaking to the New York Times, Uche cackled:
“The issue of lesbianism is common. I came to realise it is not a physical battle; we need divine intervention in order to control and curb it. I tell you it worked for us. This is a thing of the past. It is never mentioned.”
She also said that homosexuality was a “dirty issue” and “spiritually, morally very wrong.
This comes on the back of former technical assistant for the Nigerian football federation, James Peters, admitting last year that certain players were dropped “not because they were not good players, but because they were lesbians.”
FIFA have done the sum total of eff all to address the issue which has lead The Justin Campaign – a group founded in memory of Justin Fashanu with the aim to rid football of homophobia – to say:
“FIFA’s response has been extremely tepid, with a promise to “talk to her (Uche)” the sum total of their actions.
“This appallingly poor response from the football world’s governing body highlights how far down on their list of priorities homophobia seems to be.
“If the manager of a team competing in the 2011 Finals had spoken of the problem of black players in their team, FIFA would no doubt (and obviously rightly so) have acted with the kind of authority and decisiveness necessary. However, the rights of the LGBT community continue to be viewed as less important.
“Until the likes of FIFA finally start to deal with the issue of homophobia within the game (and arguably within its own corridors of power), football will continue to be riddled with this vile and needless bigotry.”
C’mon Nigeria and FIFA – sort yourselves out. Bloody stupid, innit?