Women versus ladies football: Does the name matter?

Women versus ladies football: Does the name matter?
 

Football matches are sometimes described as "men against boys". On Sunday it was women against ladies.
The match was Manchester City versus Birmingham City in the final of the Women's Super League Cup.
Birmingham City call their side ladies. Manchester City - who won the match 1-0 - are called women. Does it matter either way?
"I hate that so many teams are called ladies," says Carrie Dunn, a writer, academic and football fan.
"It's old-fashioned. Other than tennis at Wimbledon, when do we refer to 'gentleman's sport'?"
Until 2014, Manchester City were known as... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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