Fox Information host Jesse Watters insisted Monday that the battle for equal pay by the U.S. girls’s soccer workforce isn’t helped by gamers’ “unpatriotic” habits.
“The point is … that the women are not helping their case by their behavior,” Watters stated of the Girls’s World Cup victors on “The Five.” “If you go out and you disparage the president and you act in unpatriotic ways and then complain about not getting paid equally, well, what do you think is going to happen?” he requested. “People aren’t going to watch.”
Meaning the “ad revenue comes down, that means their overall revenue comes down, and they can’t divvy up the same amount of money,” Watters added.
Fox Sports activities reported that the Girls’s World Cup ultimate drew 14.three million viewers — nearly 20 million throughout Fox TV and related streaming companies. It was the most-watched English-language soccer match (of both gender) within the U.S. because the final Girls’s World Cup ultimate in 2015.
Viewership for the ultimate was 22% bigger than for the ultimate of the lads’s World Cup final 12 months, which drew an viewers of 11.44 million.
Girls’s workforce co-captain Megan Rapinoe made waves when she declared that she wouldn’t go to the “fucking White House” if invited by President Donald Trump, whom she has referred to as a racist and misogynist. She stated later that the Trump administration “doesn’t fight for the same things we fight for.”
She was scolded in a responding tweet by Trump to not “disrespect” the country, the White House or the flag.
Rapinoe, who’s homosexual, defended her patriotism, telling reporters that she’s “uniquely and very deeply American” — and that she “stands for honesty and for truth.”
Girls’s soccer groups have lengthy fought for equal pay within the World Cup competitors. The whole prize cash for the Girls’s World Cup this 12 months was $30 million, whereas it was $400 million for the lads final 12 months.
The hole is especially acute within the U.S., the place the ladies — who’ve now received 4 World Cups — outshine the lads and draw bigger American tv audiences. The Wall Avenue Journal reported final month that video games that includes the U.S. girls’s workforce pulled in additional income within the three years since their 2015 World Cup win than video games performed by the U.S. males’s workforce.
The ladies’s workforce filed a gender discrimination lawsuit towards the U.S. Soccer Federation in March.
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