Women’s football has not been quite a popular sport as we all might know. But this is however changing as the women’s football is now starting to gain popularity just as the men’s counterpart has been world famous sport for the past 3 to 4 decades.
The growth of the women’s football is happening at a very impressive rate as the attendances of audiences are rising for the show fixtures of the game. 24,790 people in the London venue, 24,564 at Stamford Bridge and at Etihad, a whopping 31,213– are stealing the headlines and attendance figures are already closing on the number of fans across all 110 WSL games last season (92,000). But even the standard home venues has seen a rise in the number of people attending. This is a good news for the longtime fans of the sport who have stuck with the game in the lows of it and now as the game gains popularity their dedication is all set to be paid off with more coverage for the game and more tournaments to look forward as the game is promoted. Its win-win situation for both, the audiences as well as the people linked to the sport. But the women’s football has seen some unwanted and offensive chants at their games just as we saw it on the Manchester vs. Liverpool game on Sunday 29th September, where the players were repeatedly bombarded by offensive chants which just killed the vibe of game.
These types of chants have no place in the game and the officials are now trying to promote the game just as its male counterpart and serious actions are being planned so as to prevent the offensive chanting and aiding the impressively growing sport keeping the sportsmanship and the game spirit alive.