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The English Football Association is trying to appeal to young female athletes with pink whistles, colorful uniforms that "smell good" and pop music to be played during matches. You know, just like the boys! Oh wait...

The FA is sexist AF.
The FA is sexist AF.
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According to The Telegraph, an insanely sexist document posted on the Sussex FA website advised coaches to convince girls to play soccer by luring them with incentives like pocket mirrors and movie tickets, allowing them to take "Twitter breaks" during the games, and equipping them with pink gear. What's next, manicurists waiting in the stands? Glitter cannons? Only getting to play 79% of the game while male soccer teams get to play 100%?

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Actually, glitter cannons might be cool.
Actually, glitter cannons might be cool.
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Additionally, another document suggests insulting team slogans such as "you won't even notice you're getting fit," and "it's a great workout!"

Carol Hughes, deputy headmistress of Lumley Junior School in County Durham, was appalled by the blatant sexism implemented by the Football Association. To retaliate, she had some of her female students write hand-written letters to FA chief executive Martin Glenn expressing their outrage at the dumbed-down guidelines.

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"I play football because I love whacking the ball into the net, that's the best feeling, but if I score I don't want to run off and get my phone to tweet about it," wrote one pupil. "It treats us like babies who play with Barbie dolls, we're not like that we can actually play just because we enjoy it," said another.

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A FA spokesperson responded to the controversy by saying that the guidelines were put in place because the Football Association was is committed to doubling female football participation by 2020.

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The document is aimed at engaging young women who don’t currently play football. It was created following research into women and girls playing football, with feedback from both participants and non-participants, and encourages a creative approach to increasing participation numbers.

"We’re very pleased to see how many girls at the school play football and the passion for the game that they clearly have," said the representative, completely missing the point.