On Wednesday, the FA issued an apology for a tweet that had been deleted. The tweet had compared WSL players to Barbie dolls
On Wednesday, a tweet was posted by the FA, which has since been deleted, that compared Women’s Super League players to Barbie dolls. The tweet contained graphics featuring players such as Sam Kerr from Chelsea and Bunny Shaw from Manchester City and was captioned “these Barbies are #BarclaysWSL icons”. The tweet was inspired by a popular meme format related to an upcoming Barbie movie.
FA admits to Barbie twee being a ‘judgement of error’
The tweet contained images of WSL stars like Sam Kerr and Bunny Shaw with a text overlay comparing them to Barbie dolls. One of the captions on Bunny Shaw’s image read “this Barbie is a Bunny”. The tweet has since been deleted, and the FA has issued an apology.
“It was an error of judgment and it has been deleted,” wrote the FA in a statement to The Times.
The FA may prioritize the remaining matches of the 2022-23 season in women’s football. Given the recent exciting on-field performances such as the spectacular Champions League match between Chelsea and Lyon.