Tuesday 24 October 2017

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

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.

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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