Clothing company Boohoo has come under fire from fans for a ‘sexist’ tweet suggesting women no longer need to watch football after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United. The World Cup star left the Red Devils by mutual consent after his revealing interview with Piers Morgan.
The clothing company tweeted: “No need to watch football now xxxx girls,” in reaction to an original post announcing that she had left United with immediate effect. The message sparked a furious response from fans who criticized boohoo for being ‘sexist’.
@SarahMBreslin wrote, “You managed to be both heteronormative and sexist, bravo,” while @natashaeveritt7 replied, “Delete this hun x.”
@amyclement94 said: “Boohoo you’ve had a mare with this! Still time to remove it.” Similarly, @LauraHartley03 wrote: “Boohoo did a Booboo.” And @rebekkarnold replied: “Please don’t comment on football again.”
While @alimullaley said: “Other than we like to watch real football of course.” And Chelsea Women Supporters Group, @ChelseaWomenSG, added: “We will continue to watch xxxx football.”
The tweet has since been deleted.
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In his own statement, Ronaldo emphasized his love for the club, but suggested it was a good time to try something different.
He said: “Following discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to terminate our contract early.
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change. However, I feel the time is right to look for a new challenge.”
“I wish the team every success for the rest of the season and for the future.”
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