Sadly, I think there can be only one reason why men decry women’s football, and it’s not really the quality or entertainment on show. It’s simply a belief that football is not for women. It’s a misogynistic attitude that belongs in the past and should be consigned to the dustbin of history alongside the FA’s ban.
This weekend sees the start of the Women’s Football World Cup. A tournament that will be overlooked by many and sneered at by others, but those who dismiss women’s football are missing out on a key component of the beautiful game.