A transgender woman, Francesca Needham, quit a women’s team in an amateur soccer league after Needham’s strength and power broke the kneecap of an opposing player and other players subsequently refused to play if she was on the field.
Although Needham quit the team, she’s thinking of suing the league. “This unfortunate circumstance has prompted me to investigate pursuing a case of discrimination, as I believe it represents a breach of a code of conduct regarding diversity and inclusion, as well as safeguarding of adults in football established by both the Football Association and the Sheffield and Hallamshire Women and Girls League.”
Indeed, Neeham may have a legal case. The Football Association (FA) established rules for transgender players over the age of 16, including testosterone levels, and the player met all the requirements.
“I sincerely hope that this issue of perceived discrimination against me can be resolved peacefully and promptly,” Needham said.
Male footballer Francesca Needham has quit a women’s football team and threatened to sue for discrimination because females refused to play against him. Francesca recently caused a female player’s knee to break when she blocked a shot from him. He argues he was given clearance by… pic.twitter.com/xMH6CQFCvw