05/06/2021 1:13 PM
Updated 05/06/2021 1:16 PM
The news generates chills and stupor in women's football: a coach belonging to the Argentine Football Association (AFA), whose identity was not revealed, was denounced for
intimidating and sexually harassing
As reported by the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), multiple renowned Argentine players have filed a complaint with the FIFA Ethics Committee regarding the very worrying behavior,
, of a coach currently employed by the Argentine Football Association.
The evidence provided by the soccer players gives a detailed account of "how the coach in question used his position of power to
intimidate and sexually harass different adolescents, some even 14 years old
, who were in search of realizing their dream of becoming in footballers ".
📣 FIFPRO is assisting multiple high-profile women footballers who've made a complaint to the FIFA Ethics Committee about the deeply concerning behavior by a coach currently employed by the Argentine football association.
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- FIFPRO (@FIFPRO) May 6, 2021
"In what should have been a safe environment,
the girls were victims of threats and sexual comments of an explicit and violent nature,
" says the statement from the body that provides legal assistance and support to the complainants.
Furthermore, due to the extreme seriousness of these offenses, FIFPRO asked FIFA to
immediately remove the coach from his current position
, in which he could access and exercise power over minors.
In a collective action, indicates the body that protects the rights of professional soccer players, the players "are determined to play a key role so that soccer develops in a safer and more inclusive environment."
In addition, FIFPro calls "other affected soccer players to get in touch through the following email: email@example.com".
And it clarifies that "your reports will be treated with absolute confidentiality."
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