Northern Ireland women’s coach Kenny Shiels on Wednesday apologized for his sexist remarks, after his team questioned the sentimentality of players to justify two back-to-back goals.
Kenny Shiels was in bad shape after his players (5-0) loss against England. This was seen in the press conference after the match. Dean’s father, a former Northern Ireland international, said that women were more passionate than men in justifying successive goals. The words shook the entire channel, especially Ian Wright and Siobhan Chamberlain, who were outraged by the Northern Irish technician’s words. The latter apology was not late in coming: “I would like to apologize for my comments made during the post-match press conference last night. I am sorry for their loss on a special occasion for women’s football in Northern Ireland last night And I am proud to lead a group of players who are a role model for many girls and boys across the country. Shiels described her status as the “champion of women’s football” and “developing opportunities for women and girls to thrive.” He also remembered his passion for
If the Northern Irish don’t go to the 2023 World Cup, after the beating received by English neighbours, they will be able to console themselves with Euro 2022, which will take place in England this summer. After qualifying in the play-offs at the expense of Ukraine in April 2021, Shiels players offered Northern Ireland a historic first qualification for a major tournament. In Group A, they will find England, Austria and Norway.