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Equal Play Equal Pay - Women's Football Pay Watch

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    (Original post by JuliusDS92)
    One of the articles seemed to suggest that the female US team was bringing in higher viewing figures than the male one, if this is the case then there would seem to be some good reason for re-evaluating their relative pay.
    Except it's the MLS clubs that pay the players and not the national team. You would need to compare the viewing figures in the league for the male and female players, chances are it would be a lot higher for the male players.
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    (Original post by JuliusDS92)
    One of the articles seemed to suggest that the female US team was bringing in higher viewing figures than the male one, if this is the case then there would seem to be some good reason for re-evaluating their relative pay.
    It did during the women's World Cup but then the other 3 years the viewing figures are significantly lower it is why Fifa I think it is bases viewing figures from 4 year periods
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    (Original post by sr90)
    You can have equal pay when you bring in the same crowds, revenue streams, tv audiences & standard of play. It's like Big John down the local pub claiming he deserves equal pay to Wayne Rooney just because they both play football.

    Isn't the argument for USA internationals though? Almost every major international team give up their pay to charity anyway. I don't think anyone is suggesting that Arsenal Ladies should pay the same as Arsenal.
    That is very true, the title is a tad misleading, apologies Despite that, it is an argument that I've seen for women's football in general every now and then but I think that is in the minority.
 
 
 
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