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Some football fans are more annoyed about women being in FIFA 16 than corruption scandal

Published 28/05/2015 | 17:43

USA striker Alex Morgan on FIFA 16
USA striker Alex Morgan on FIFA 16

EA has revealed the new trailer for Fifa 16 - announcing that it will be the first video game ever to feature women's football as a playable mode.

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But while the announcement has brought praise for EA at a time when Fifa was mired in its worst ever corruption scandal, some fans seem more annoyed about the former than the latter.

The announcement that women are "in the game", a play on the famous EA Sports tagline "it's in the game", has prompted a torrent of misogynistic jokes on social media - showing this is just one very small step towards equality for the sexes in sport.

As EA unveiled the trailer, Fifa itself was embroiled in a huge corruption scandal involving two criminal probes and the arrest of senior officials.

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