Our thanks to Martin for this. The start of the piece:
Phil Neville deleted his Twitter account within hours of being named the new head coach of the England women’s team after controversial comments he posted in 2012 emerged.
The former Manchester United and Everton player was officially appointed as the successor to Mark Sampson by the Football Association. But the 41-year-old attracted criticism on social media for his tweets from six years ago.
“Morning men couple of hours cricket be4 work sets me up nicely for the day,” Neville wrote at the time.
When asked why he referred only to men in his post, [J4MB: By which particular feminist hatchet-faced trout?] Neville replied: “When I said morning men I thought the women would of been busy preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds-sorry morning women!” [J4MB: Phil, rule #1. Never explain, never apologise.]
The former England international last night deleted the post and then appeared to remove his Twitter account, @fizzer18, which was unavailable to users.
If I were Phil Neville I’d prefer to coach a better team than the England women’s team, and thereby avoid feminist carping. Any boys’ under-16 team would fit the bill. We turn to a piece from 2016, Don’t believe the movies, girls. It covers the reality of inter-sex competition where merit can be objectively measured – compared with inter-sex competitions where merit is subjectively measured, which can be (and reliably will be) manipulated by women in their favour. An extract:
The Matildas are the Australian women’s soccer team. They represent our countries best chance of an Olympic medal in soccer and are currently ranked 5th in the world by FIFA. These women are supreme athletes. They have played and competed their entire lives to work their way to the elite level they are currently on. They are paid well for what they do, and can literally eat, sleep, and breath soccer. They benefit from some of the best coaches, trainers, sports physicians, sports psychologists and physiotherapist in the world.
In May, in preparation for an upcoming international friendly against Greece, they were pitched against a team of 15 and 14-year-old boys. This wasn’t a 15 and below national side, nor was it a stateside. This was a small local team from Newcastle, of kids barely old enough to have hairs on their balls. Pardon, the pun.
The result: A resounding 7-0 defeat of the Matildas.
This isn’t isolated. It’s the second time in a row that this highly ranked international team of female athletes have failed to beat a bunch of school boys looking to waste some time on a day away from preparing for year nine modern history assignments.