At a football match in 2019 young female referee Alexandra García had to face 90 minutes of horror, having to deal with comments such as… –Bitch! -Whore! or -Go home to the dishes! Her mom was witnessing the entire match, absolutely horrified. After the match Merche posted the following on twitter: – I was filled with rage and dismay, nobody did or said anything. I spent 90 minutes listening to my daughter being insulted; it was a total lack of respect, which is intolerable.
It’s hard to find stories of harassment in sports and physical activity. Here at WHISTLE we need more testimonies like yours in order to raise awareness on the problem. Doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, if it happened to you or you just witnessed it. We want to read your story even if there was no physical harassment or if you believe most people won’t think it is harassment; as long as it made you feel uncomfortable.
The testimonies are completely anonymous and judgment-free.