Well. Here we are again. Another man has gone and made hurtful and damaging comments on a topic they aren’t qualified to talk about. Yawn.
Before you fall asleep with the tediousness of it all, hear us out. First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, has said the development of female football is being hampered by 'lesbian practice'. (Is lesbian practice a real thing? Just imagine. “Want to hang out on Thursday?” “Nah sorry, I can’t, I have lesbian practice on Tuesday and Thursday, to train for Saturday night.”)
“Lesbianism kills teams,” he’s reported to have said. Akinwunmi has since claimed he was misquoted.
BUT. Stick with us for a moment. We think something must have been lost in translation. Surely he didn’t imply that lesbians are killing football - old mate obviously meant “lesbians are KILLING IT” at football, because, honestly, there’s so much more evidence to support that. There are a lot of great things about lesbians in football - not just on the field, but off it, too.