Let there be buttocks!

According to the Guardian

Football’s most senior administrator attracted the wrath of the women’s game last night by suggesting female players wear tighter shorts to promote “a more female aesthetic”.
Sepp Blatter, the president of the world governing body Fifa, said women should have skimpier kit to increase the popularity of the game. “Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball,” he said.

“They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?”

Pauline Cope, the England and Charlton goalkeeper, said the comments were “typical of a bloke”. “He doesn’t know what he is talking about,” she said. “We don’t use a lighter ball for one thing, and to say we should play football in hotpants is plain ridiculous. It’s completely irresponsible for a man in a powerful position to make comments like this.”

But, is this all we can think of in the era of sports promotion gone crazy? What about nude curling, lewd chess – although this could lead to more complaints that certain physical attributes provide certain players with unfair advantages. Can anyone come up with a new way to market croquet?

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David Tiley
2024 years ago

He sits at a table. She sits at a table. They face each other. How can he wear a wide-brimmed hat to stop her decolletage from being visible to him?

Is it a bulky jo hat, with a hole in it, which he pulls down to his chin so he can look across the top of the brim?

i think Sepp Blatter could improve his case by suggesting that English foodballers in general should wear shorts modelled on Warwick Capper’s in the AFL. …

2024 years ago

The thin edge of the wedge.

2024 years ago

I propose Kilts all round.

2024 years ago

Funny; once upon a time, women lifting their shirts in a goal celebration, the way many male players do, was the source of much controversy. Now the problem is the fans don’t get to see enough of the players’ bodies…