England soccer workforce ‘too white’

Coming off an 8-0 victory over Norway on Monday, England’s girls’s soccer workforce got here below fireplace from a BBC broadcaster for its lack of variety.

England is at the moment competing within the group stage of the UEFA girls’s championship match.

Talking concerning the workforce earlier this week, the BBC’s Eilidh Barbour mentioned, “All beginning 11 gamers and 5 subsitutes who got here onto the pitch had been white, and that does level in direction of an absence of variety within the girls’s recreation in England.”

BBC broadcaster Eilidh Barbour called out England's women's soccer team for being all white after an 8-0 victory over Norway.
BBC broadcaster Eilidh Barbour referred to as out England’s girls’s soccer workforce for being all white after an 8-0 victory over Norway.
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British TV host Julia Hartley-Brewer shared the video and her displeasure in direction of the remark.

“I’m sorry, what?” she requested on Twitter. “There’s an issue with the England girls’s workforce within the #WEUROS2022 being too “white”? Which gamers must be dropped as a result of they’ve the fallacious pores and skin color? Simply extraordinary {that a} BBC presenter can say this and nonetheless be in her job!”

The web site Outkick identified that there are three minority gamers on England’s girls’s soccer workforce – Jess Carter, Demi Stokes and Nikita Parris – although they didn’t see motion within the recreation towards Norway.

In response to the section, British tabloid Each day Mail revealed that the highest 11 earners on the BBC are all white.

England players pose for a photo prior to the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 group match against Northern Ireland
England gamers pose for a photograph previous to the UEFA Ladies’s Euro 2022 group match towards Northern Eire
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“The place are the BBC experiences concerning the lack of variety amongst its personal disgustingly huge earners? Nowhere, after all,” Each day Mail wrote. “As a result of the Beeb is a company that likes to sneer at others, whereas remaining about as white, liberal and center class as you’ll be able to presumably get.”

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