Czech male footballers ordered to train with women’s team after making sexist comments

Two Czech players will start training with the women’s team after making sexist remarks towards a female referee.

Tomas Koubek and Lukas Vacha from Sparta Prague made the comment after referee’s assistant Lucie Ratajova failed to notice a clear offside, and Sparta lost a 3-2 lead against Zbrojovka Brno.

After the game, Lukas Vacha tweeted the assistant referee’s photo with caption “Ke sporaku” (the stove), while the goalkeeper Tomas Koubek told the media, “In my opinion, women should stay at the stove and not officiate men’s football.”

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Sparta Prague had just the right solution; they decided to send the two boys to train with the women’s team. “The players will spend several days with the club’s female side so that they can be made aware that women have plenty of worth outside the kitchen,” Sparta’s director general Adam Kotalik said.

“As much as I understand that the boys were full of emotions after the finish of yesterday’s game, there are some boundaries that they can not cross in their statements.” he added.

Both players have apologised on social media, and hopefully, learned a thing or two about sexism.

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