After the English women’s request to their equipment supplier, Nike, to no longer provide them with white shorts because of their fears linked to menstrual periods, their Federation is considering finding a solution.
The message was heard on the side of the English Federation. This is in any case what the Football Association (FA) said on Saturday after the request made by the English players to no longer wear white shorts because of fears linked to their menstruation .
“We recognize the importance of this request and want our players to feel our full support in this regard,”. Any feedback from them will be considered for future designs. We will continue to work in close consultation with our partner Nike, while following the advice of tournament organizers where possible in terms of color choices.”A spokesperson said in remarks reported by the Telegraph
Ongoing discussions but England will play well in white against Norway
Beth Mead, Arsenal striker and decisive scorer Wednesday against Austria in the opening match of the Euro (1-0), was the first to speak in the British daily midweek.
“It’s very nice to have an all-white outfit but sometimes it’s not practical during periods of menstruation”,. An opinion shared by her compatriot in midfield Georgia Stanway, even if she specified to be aware that “it is not an easy problem to solve because we associate England with the white colors”.she explained in particular.
The English Lionesses also received the support of the captain of the Bleues, Wendie Renard , invited to a press conference before the entry into the Euro of the France team this Sunday against Italy (9 p.m.).
“It’s true that it’s not bad, because indeed, like perhaps your sisters, your mothers, it’s not easy to play with white shorts. But we adapt, we are players high level and we know that unfortunately we have our rules, it’s part of our life. It’s a good thing. I congratulate the English for that and if they can do the same for us that would be cool.”
However, the British players will have to wait a little longer before winning their case since the FA has confirmed that they will again wear a white kit against Norway for their second match in Group A, scheduled for Monday (9 p.m. ).
Source: Sky Sports