Bold NWSL players demand to be paid 77% as much as their male counterparts

Saying it was time the league and the sporting world begin paying women the respect they have earned, the NWSL players union today announced their demand that eligible players be paid 77% as much as their male counterparts.

“The inequality between female players and male players, who each toil every bit as hard as each other, is entirely unacceptable, and we will not rest until that inequality is brought in line with the standard level of inequality seen throughout every other industry in this country,” the statement read in part.  “For too long, female players have needed to find second jobs, have needed to decide between playing the game and affording health care, and today we stand as one and demand that our league make those matters slightly less insurmountable.”

As of press time, the league was weighing a minimum salary change to $15,000 per player, or roughly 23% of the standard minimum salary in Major League Soccer.

Author: David Martin

Writing for fiftyfive.one and davesiknow.com. Propagator of soccer satire. @offensive_loons on Twitter and Reddit.

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