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Demands that could lead to women’s football on strike: “We don’t have a doctor, we don’t have minimums”

Demands that could lead to women's football on strike:

The players consider stopping if the situation of blocking the professionalization of Primera Iberdrola continues.

Iberdrola League players, this Tuesday in Madrid.EFE

Silvia Messeguer, Atletico de Madrid footballer and vice president of the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE), considered this Tuesday that “a strike will have to be made” if the situation of blocking the professionalization of the First Iberdrola continues, denounced by the players and by himself labor union. “We are tired of not being in that professional league, we just want to have those conditions that we deserve“added Messeguer during the press conference called by the athletes and the AFE, which took place at the headquarters of this association in Madrid.

After the protest gesture of the previous day, in which the soccer players stopped for 30 seconds before the start of the matches, the athletes stated on Tuesday that “There are no set deadlines”, but they are considering calling a strike if they do not achieve their objectives.

“We have had a lot of meetings where they have told us that the women’s league is going to be professional, we are here and we still do not know anything about that. Nobody would like to reach a strike, but I think it would be another way to demonstrate,” he said. for his part Amanda sampedro, Atlético de Madrid midfielder and one of the 14 players who attended the press conference.

A professional league

On the event that occurred last Sunday in the Rayo Vallecano-Athletic Club match, in which after a strong blow to the head, Camila Sáez – a member of the franjirrojo team – had to be treated by the rival medical team since her squad does not have one, his partner and captain Pilar Garcia She denounced that “no one has contacted” her or the AFE. “What we have experienced this weekend cannot happen. Nobody takes care of us, we do not have a doctor, we do not have minimums and if the professional league is made we will have all that“Garcia added.

“We are not going to blame anyone, what we do demand is that the people who fill their mouths by saying that they fight for equality and that they want the women’s and men’s teams to qualify the same as a professional league get down to work, “he concluded Diego Rivas, vice president of AFE.

Maria Ortiz (Deportivo Alavés), Lucia Ramirez (Sevilla FC), Maria Estella (UD Granadilla Tenerife), Lucia Leon (Real Betis Balompié), Rodriguez Sea Ribbon (Sporting Club de Huelva), Lara Mata (Villarreal CF) and Arene Altonaga (SD Eibar) were other representatives of the Primera Iberdrola clubs who were present at the press conference.

Reference from elmundo