Football fans angry over Arsenal Women’s ‘All White’ team after photo controversy

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Football fans angry over Arsenal Women’s ‘All White’ team after photo controversy – Gudstory

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Football fans have been outraged over a picture of the Arsenal women’s team which does not show a single player of color.

The Gunners took to the Ax on Friday to share their squad snaps for the 2023/24 season, with the Women’s Super League set to begin earlier this month.

33 per cent of players in the Premier League are from black, Asian and other minority backgrounds.

However, in the WSL, a BBC study last year estimated the figure to be closer to 10–15 percent.

And some football fans have been furious at Axe over a photo which shows manager Jonas Ideval with his team.

“We don’t have a single black female player. This is appalling,” one user said.

Another fan fumed: “No, I’m back. You want to tell me Arsenal stakeholders and executives see this and think it’s okay?

“The head coach thinks it’s OK? The players look at each other and think it’s OK? All white?

“Please @ArsenalWFC @Arsenal need an emergency meeting and changes.”

A third fan fumed: “Cute picture and that, but god it’s so worrying that one of the biggest clubs in the world doesn’t have a single poke in the team.”

Another supporter expressed his anger, saying: “No professional team, men’s or women’s, should be able to field a team with all-white players in 2023.”

A fifth said, “Also we are making up for our lack of diversity and rightly so.”

Another user on the forum said, “But really, how a club on par with Arsenal doesn’t have a single poke is quite shocking. Arsenal should do better.”

And a seventh said: “Honestly it’s very hard to root for a team of only white players. Zero representation.”

Arsenal have played Liverpool and Manchester United in the WSL so far.

And they have scored just one point from their opening two league matches.

They lost 1–0 to Liverpool in their opening match, with Miri Taylor scoring the only goal of the game.

Arsenal then drew 2–2 with Manchester United, with Chloë Lacasse scoring a dramatic late equaliser.

When the WSL was first formed, Arsenal were the dominant force.

The north London giants finished ahead of Birmingham in both 2011 and 2012.

However, since then they have struggled to dominate.

Their last title win came in 2019 when they finished ahead of rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

Chelsea have made the competition their own by winning the last four titles in a row.

latest developments:


Arsenal have made a slow start to the new Women’s Super League season


Arsenal will next face Aston Villa on Sunday (2pm).


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