Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, the number one podcast about Arsenal Women.
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Women’s Football journalist and author Carrie Dunn to discuss the recent reaction and fallout of several WSL players recently contracting Covid after travelling to Dubai during the winter break. What does the strength of the reaction say about our expectations of women and women athletes?
Tim and Carrie discuss the “angel in the house” traditions that govern our impression of women footballers and the idea that women’s footballers are and should be morally superior to their male equivalents. Is this an “us and them” moment between fans, the press and the players in women’s football? Will the sense of relatability around women’s football inevitably fade as the game grows and has that created a false moral standard for female footballers anyway?
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