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MLS coach Frank de Boer calls equal pay for men’s, women’s soccer ‘ridiculous’

MLS coach Frank de Boer calls equal pay for men's, women's soccer 'ridiculous' 1

An MLS coach has weighed in on the battle for equal pay spearheaded by america girls’s nationwide crew.

Atlanta United supervisor Frank de Boer mentioned he doesn’t consider in equal pay for women and men in soccer, and even another sport like tennis, as a result of girls do not herald as a lot income to warrant it.

“I think for me, it’s ridiculous,” de Boer instructed The Guardian. “It’s the same like tennis. If there are watching, for the World Cup final, 500 million people or something like that, and 100 million for a women’s final, that’s a difference. So it’s not the same. And of course, they have to be paid what they deserve to (earn) and not less, just what they really deserve. If it’s just as popular as the men, they will get it, because the income and the advertising will go into that. But it’s not like that, so why do they have to earn the same? I think it’s ridiculous. I don’t understand that.”

De Boer, who took over as supervisor for the defending MLS champions in December 2018 after serving because the Ajax coach, disagrees with the gender pay hole within the office.

Nevertheless, he says the hole remains to be warranted in sports activities.

“I think it started because a woman (was) getting underpaid, especially at (managerial) positions,” he added. “They have to earn the same as a man. I think if you have a manager position for a bank or something, you have to earn the same what the men did because it’s not physically, just only here (points to head), so why do you have to earn less, because you’re doing the same job as a man? I think that’s also dropped a little bit into the sports world, like tennis and soccer. But I think that’s still different.”

Megan Rapinoe has been one of the vocal athletes in opposition to the pay disparity and even used her platform after the USWNT received the 2019 World Cup, which introduced in record-breaking numbers for some broadcasts throughout its victory and viewership that beat final yr’s males’s World Cup last by greater than 20%.

“Everyone’s asking what’s next and what we want to come (of) all of this – it’s to stop having the conversation about equal pay and are we worth it,” Rapinoe mentioned. “This recreation has carried out a lot for all of us, we have put a lot into it. I suppose it is a testomony to the standard on the sector.

“I do not suppose all the pieces else is matching that. How we do get all the pieces to match up and push this ahead as a result of I suppose at this level the argument that now we have been having is completely null and void.”


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