May 19, 2022

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The Northern Ireland coach apologized for the emotional talk about the players

The Northern Ireland coach apologized for the emotional talk about the players

Northern Ireland women’s football coach Kenny Schills has apologized for criticizing female footballers for conceding too many goals in a matter of minutes “because they are more emotional than the players”. Chillis made the remarks after his side conceded five goals in the second half 27 minutes after losing 5-0 to England in Belfast in the 2023 World Cup qualifiers.

In women’s football, he said after the match, “If you notice for many years, if a team leaves a goal, they get a second goal in a short period of time.” “It happens in women’s sports because women and girls are more emotional than men, so they are not good at getting a goal.” This led to criticism from former England internationals Ian Wright and goalkeeper Sioban Chamberlain.

Chillis apologized Wednesday for his comments in a statement posted on the Northern Ireland Football Association’s website. “I want to apologize for the comments I made at the press conference after last night’s match. I’m sorry for the crime I committed,” the 65-year-old said. “I’m a lawyer for women’s sports and interested in fostering opportunities for women and girls.”

Wright, a former Arsenal and England striker, said, “He’s talking about how women get emotional! That guy did not see how many times I cried on the pitch!” Had tweeted that. In an interview with the BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation said, “It’s not just in women’s sports, it’s in men, and it’s a bit strange to generalize this idea to women.


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