As the noble idea of gender equality spreads its wings across the world, its influence can be found in the glorious game of football as well.
One such manifestation is the recent involvement of well-established male stars in women’s football, which not only galvanizes public support for these talented female athletes but also reflects how tightly-knit the footballing community is.
Supporters were delighted to spot Trent Alexander-Arnold utilizing his free time by attending the Liverpool women’s match against Blackburn.
The defender relished a fabulous performance from the ladies who defeated Blackburn 2-1 in the FA WSL cup. “I can’t love him more” opined a fan, which was the general consensus on Twitter as the public expressed their adoration for the right-backs appearance.
In a similar occurrence, Chelsea Women’s Champions League clash against Servette saw right-back Reece James making an appearance at Kingsmeadow.
It was a special occasion for the Englishman, as his sister Lauren James made her debut appearance for the Blues, who picked up a 1-0 win over the visiting side.
In Germany, Bayern Munich’s boss Julian Nagelsmann was spotted in the stands munching on some snacks whilst enjoying Bayern Women’s UWCL game against Lyon.
As the hosts clinched a 1-0 win over Lyon, the manager’s gesture did earn him plaudits from fans, who felt that while the females don’t require any form of validation from such personalities, it is always beneficial in gathering attention towards the women’s teams.
Given that this trend is on an upward trajectory, the day isn’t far when women’s football matches the men’s game stride for stride.