What kind of orangutan bs is this?
We do not know Ms O’Hara’s politics but we appreciate her appreciation of the flag
Oh, and about the matter of pay disparity between men and women’s soccer. Women should be paid less, but they are not by a key entertainment business metric (less viewership, less pay).
From The Federalist: (full story at link)
Yes, There Is A Soccer Pay Gap: The Women Make More Than The Men Do
Last year, the men’s World Cup generated $6 billion, and gave about 7 percent to the teams. The 2019 Women’s World Cup made $131 million, and gave out more than 20 percent to the teams.
It is an interesting article, we also note this “metric” described by the author from none other than Serena Williams:
. . . Whether it happens to be men’s soccer or basketball, when compared with the female equivalent, the skill levels on show are incomparable.
In a 2015 article for The Atlantic, Field Zhukov wrote: “Women’s sports that are identical to men’s sports—soccer and basketball, for example—will never be popular, because men are faster, stronger and more athletic. On the other hand, sports that highlight the different strengths of female athletes—tennis, gymnastics, ice skating—are popular. None of those are team sports, so there may be something there.”
There is something there, most definitely. When you sit down and watch the intricate movement and passing of teams like Liverpool or Manchester City, you quickly realize that nothing like this exists within women’s soccer. This is not to say that supreme female athletes do not exist. Of course, someone like Serena Williams is clearly a fantastic athlete. Powerful and highly skilled, she is a genuinely gifted athlete.
However, even Serena realizes the fact that men, in general, are better athletes, and certainly more compelling to watch. Despite having won 23 Grand Slam titles, Williams, in a 2013 appearance on “Late Night With David Letterman,” said, “For me, men’s’ tennis and women’s’ tennis are completely, almost, two separate sports. If I was to play Andy Murray (then one of the best players in the world), I would lose 6-0, 6-0 in five to six minutes, maybe 10 minutes.” . . .