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English FA apology for tweet about Women's World Cup team

England apology for tweet saying WWC players 'go back to being mothers, partners, daughters'

English FA apology for tweet about Women's World Cup team

LONDON (AP) -- The English Football Association has apologized for a tweet it subsequently deleted about its Women's World Cup team which prompted criticism across social media.

After England returned from its third-place finish in Canada, the FA wrote on Twitter on Monday: "Our Lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title -- heroes."

It linked to a story which was later amended to only say that England "returned home as heroes."

FA content editor James Callow tweeted: "Sorry if I caused offence. The piece is intended to sum up a nice moment when players are reunited with their families. I reject any accusation of sexism."

Callow added that "human interest is a big part of any sport reporting."


Updated : 2021-09-20 07:04 GMT+08:00