England and Northern Eire gamers in harassment solidarity gesture at Wembley

The England gamers hyperlink arms in solidarity with gamers within the NWSL previous to the Ladies’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Northern Eire at Wembley

England and Northern Eire gamers linked arms with their very own team-mates earlier than their World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Saturday in solidarity with those that have spoken out in opposition to harassment.

The gesture was to assist gamers from the USA’ NWSL.

England defender Leah Williamson mentioned: “We have mentioned it as a crew and we wish to present our solidarity if we are able to.”

Related gestures of unity have additionally taken place in WSL and NWSL matches.

Earlier than the sport, Northern Eire midfielder Demi Vance mentioned that gamers will “come collectively in solidarity and assist”.

North Carolina Braveness sacked English head coach Paul Riley after sexual misconduct allegations, which he denies.

In the meantime, former Australia striker Lisa de Vanna mentioned she had been subjected to predatory behaviour and harassment by worldwide team-mates when she was an adolescent.

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