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Tlou3please t1_j4ghx3r wrote

Are you aware that men's football and women's football are, in fact, the same sport?


StevenTM t1_j4giquq wrote

Yes. I'm also aware that the women's football industry is worth £500m in Europe, to men's £25.1 billion, so 2% as much. It's literally a clerical error in the grand scheme of things. I'm not saying this is right/just/fair (it's neither of those things), but it is the current state of things.


Tlou3please t1_j4j74we wrote

Football is still the biggest sport though. Both are football.


StevenTM t1_j4k2g7z wrote

So? Women's football isn't the biggest spectator sport in the world

I'm going to be glad when it gets to the point that tennis is at and we can just omit the "women's" when v discussing it (you don't need to say "Serena Williams won the gold medal in women's doubles in tennis", for instance), but I'm really not sure what pretending we're already there brings us


Tlou3please t1_j4k4ifw wrote

Who's pretending anything? It's literally objectively the same sport. You're the one making the distinction between men's and women's here.


show_me_the_math t1_j4fnnzm wrote

Edit: I’m wrong, see below


StevenTM t1_j4fokru wrote

I don't think you've thought this argument through. If it just said "differently abled teens' national team" it wouldn't logically follow that it's a soccer team.


show_me_the_math t1_j4fons5 wrote

Holly crap you are right, and I haven’t!!!!


StevenTM t1_j4fox9m wrote

I think this is the first time in months I've seen someone admit being wrong on Reddit without a mob of hundreds telling them so. Good on you (honestly).


DathranEU t1_j4fnlc1 wrote

Where did he say that? He said football is.


StevenTM t1_j4fotmp wrote

They omit "football" when they're discussing the popular version in the context of world championships of men's football.

The article title is at least less ambiguous, because it says "Ireland World Cup opener" - clearly discussing the most popular sport in Ireland, which is football. Most people outside Ireland don't have the faintest clue what the most popular women's sport in Ireland is.