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Two English soccer followers arrested for shouting misogynistic slogans on the referee

Rebecca Welch

NOS Soccer

Two Birmingham Metropolis supporters had been taken from the stands and arrested throughout a house match of their membership on Saturday. Native police say the 2 17-year-olds had been arrested for ‘misogynistic chanting on the referee throughout the match at St Andrew’s Stadium’.

Rebecca Welch refereed the match within the Championship, during which Birmingham Metropolis gained towards Sheffield Wednesday (2-1) with coach Wayne Rooney.

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Upfront, the membership reminded followers that ‘everyone seems to be welcome’ at Birmingham Metropolis. Throughout a earlier go to by the feminine referee, sexist and misogynistic statements in the direction of Welch had been additionally reported to the membership.

“This won’t be tolerated and such conduct will end in people being requested by stewards to go away their seats within the stadium,” the membership stated. The statements of the 2 17-year-olds had been heard by officers who had been current within the stadium and took speedy motion.

Welch throughout an earlier match between Lincoln Metropolis and Burton Albion

The membership carries penalties for some matches for coarse and insulting language. Discriminatory and hate speech will be punished with stadium bans of as much as 5 years.

Welch grew to become the primary girl appointed to referee in English skilled males’s soccer in 2021. After matches in League Two and League One, Welch additionally refereed within the FA Cup and was the fourth official within the Premier League this season.

Final summer season, Welch additionally refereed on the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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