Women Soccer Players Call Fake Turf Discriminatory
They threaten legal action demanding grass for next year's tournament
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 20, 2014 5:39 PM CDT
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(Newser) – With the Women's World Cup in Canada less than 10 months away, some of the world's top women soccer players are threatening a lawsuit against FIFA over a literal turf war. The women want the tournament played on real grass instead of artificial turf, and they call the decision to use the "inferior" turf for the first time in the tournament "discriminatory" to women. They liken the turf to concrete and say it not only restricts play but can result in more injuries.

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Tom Maker
Aug 28, 2014 12:21 PM CDT
Good god, is there any thing women will not complain about?! And people wonder why no one wants to watch women's sports......worry about the game for gods sake!
sweetg
Aug 24, 2014 5:39 PM CDT
these women are two faced they are paid to play in a league where most of their games are played on this same surface no problems. $$$$ is real reason if they got more all will be good.
Shootskas
Aug 21, 2014 8:40 AM CDT
The separation of men and women into different leagues is discriminatory in itself. Everything else follows.