Outrage over 14yo footballer's disgusting act towards female ref
A 14-year-old player has allegedly exposed himself to a female referee in a story that’s angered the football world.
Giulia Nicastro, 22, was officiating a youth match in Mestre, Italy when the shocking incident allegedly occurred.
According to Sport Mediaset, the player lowered his shorts and taunted the referee with sexist abuse after disagreeing with a decision.
She then proceeded to show him a red card, which sparked more vile abuse from the side’s fans.
Reports suggest around 20 spectators hurled shocking abuse at the official, but they refused requests to leave the area.
The club later apologised.
"We have already apologised to the organising company,” the Treporti coach said.
"The same will be done to the referee we are trying to contact."
Nicastro, who is the girlfriend of Napoli star Stefano Moreo, is said to be very shaken by the horrible incident.
The story has made international headlines, with widespread condemnation aimed at the player.
She’s a cool cucumber, I would of probably taken my own personal “penalty kick” if I was in her shoes, what parent would be proud of their child behaving like that
Kid exposes himself to taunt female soccer referee - New York Post https://t.co/pFSuHR45xo
— SilverHaze (@texashaze) May 27, 2019
Awful. And people wonder why leagues in all sports have a hard time retaining referees. No respect. https://t.co/tNAIC7HgI4
— Scouting The Refs 🦓 (@ScoutingTheRefs) May 27, 2019
Being a referee is hard enough. Unfortunately, being a female ref in a “male game” is even more difficult. The lack of respect based purely on gender is atrocious. https://t.co/tbuEK4BONY
— Camille Forbes (@milleyforbes) May 27, 2019
14-year-old soccer player exposes himself to female referee: https://t.co/OsP5FoqyNL pic.twitter.com/WqdrIYrUyx
— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) May 27, 2019