As a way of supporting the women’s national team’s demand for equal pay, the Swedish men’s football squad have stated its decision on Friday to play the remaining of their matches this year without pay.
This is following Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman — a government agency that promotes equal rights and combats discrimination had last month ruled that the association had not discriminated against the women’s team by paying them lower wages than their male counterparts.
Real Madrid’s Kosovare Asllani said in an Instagram post on Thursday that;
“Gender equality is also one of the Swedish Football Association’s core values,” she wrote. She said the women’s team was paid 24 percent of what the men’s team received in 2018-19. “And when we won the (World Cup) bronze last year we got 10 percent of what the men got when they made it to the quarterfinals.”