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Sparta Prague have sent two first-team players to train with their women’s team, following offensive remarks made to a female match official.

Tomas Koubek said “women belong at the stove” this weekend, following the performance of assistant referee Lucie Ratajova as Sparta drew 3-3 against FC Zbrojovka Brno.

Teammate Lukas Vacha then posted a photo of Ratajova on Twitter, with the caption of “the cooker”.

Furthermore, the duo added further sexist comments by claiming that football matches should only be officiated by men.

As confirmed by the club’s official website, Koubek and Vacha will now train alongside Sparta’s female players for “several sessions”.

CEO Adam Kotalik stated that the pair would “see for themselves that women can be handy not only at the stove”.

Vacha added: “This comment was directed to a specific error that affected the outcome of the game, not to any other women.

“If it offended some, I would like them made it clear that it was not meant in any way to be chauvinistic. I support women’s football and women’s positions in the male sport.”

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Culled from Squawka

 

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