September 21st, 2011
Females Only: The Future Of Football?
Slowly, we’re taking over the football world. Image: AP Photo.
With misbehaviour by fans in Europe plummeting to new depths of depravity, football associations are becoming increasingly innovative in their sanctions.
So congratulations to the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), whose latest punishment is in honour of the firecracker wielding, pitch invading supporters who’ve been troubling their fixtures as of late. Last night, a crowd of 41,000 turned out to watch Fenerbahce play Manisapor in the Turkish league. And they were all women.
That’s right, folks. Males over the age of 12 were banned from the stadium.
What happens when forty-five thousand frenzied female fans break into a run? Cesc and Leo are about to find out. Image: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images.
As your premier portal for all things footy and female fandom related, we’re thrilled with this idea. Nothing makes us happier than seeing people who ruin the beautiful game (and give the innocent a bad rap) receive proper repercussions for their offenses. Plus, the notion of proven troublemakers waving their wifeys off to the match as they spend the evening catching up with the household vacuuming slays us.
Hey, who knows – this ploy might even catch on throughout Europe. In principle, the idea of an El Clasico duel being played in front of several thousands of women is amazeballs. However, a mass pitch invasion would probably the least of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s worries if such plot was successfully executed.
Since curiosity is in our blood, we have to ask you, Kickettes: would you go to a match that was restricted to women-only fans in the stands? If yes, which two teams would you and your mates want to see most?