I'm not sure how many people in general care about women's soccer or football, what have you; but, there were fifty thousand screaming fans who
filled BC Stadium to cheer on the US and Japan teams as they battled for the World Cup.
Now, this is going to be a bit of a rant, but I'm not really enraged, or offended. I'm only disappointed.
Women's sport has never been high on the agenda of any broadcaster, or stadium, and it likely doesn't cross the minds of anyone other than avid
fans, women in sport, or proud supportive family members. Even though the women's FIFA league isn't quite the same draw as the men's, Canada was
so proud to host the tournament. This is a tournament that women in soccer fought to have for ages, only garnering the honour in 1991.
The women played a great game, world class. Even my soccer snob partner was impressed with how the US dominated Japan.
Then it was over. The players were emotional, the fans were elated. The women line up to receive their hard earned trophy.
This is when it gets disappointing. I'm going to blame the music supervisor at BC Place, who thought the best song to play as these strong,
assertive, physically dominating women accepted their accolades was this:
Hey Mama by David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj and Afro Jack. This is a song with inane lyrics as such:
Yes I do the cooking
Yes I do the cleaning
Plus I keep the na-na real sweet for your eating
Yes you be the boss and yes I be respecting
Whatever that you tell me cause it's game you be spitting
Best believe that, when you need that
I'll provide that, you will always have it
I'll be on deck, keep it in check
When you need that, I'ma let you have it.
I'm so disappointed in whatever Top 40 minded idiot, yes idiot, at BC Place who decided that a song about women staying in the kitchen and being a
sexual being for her man was the best choice as a celebration song for a World Championship women's sporting event.
So disappointed in BC Place. If this was a joke, so be it, but why make a mockery of something these women have worked so incredibly hard for. It
truly saddens me.
As a side note, some of the women were dancing around to the song, but they were highly elated. I wonder if they aren't questioning the song choice
as well. I haven't seen any real backlash online or on the sports networks. Maybe it's just me.
Women's sports are important to a lot of people. The thing here is that there's no money in it. Thus little coverage. I think they do a LOT better in
Europe though. We try, football(both really ) hockey, curling, etc but there's only 35 million Canadians. Not a big market. It was awesome to host
the WWC though.
I loved watching the cup. Great games from start to finish. It's a treat to watch the best go at it. (Gold Cup starts tomorrow!!!)
HOWEVER, I agree it was a poor choice of music. To add fuel to the fire, the announcers got me PO-ed too. The female announcers who had previously
played the game were great. The announcers paid to simply add vapid drama into the play by play need to disappear.
Obviously, that type of nauseating announcing is not only in soccer. Pretty much all American sports have it. Why? Thank the Lord for the mute button.
It was a great game! And all the stuff afterwards was carefully planned propaganda, IMO. Most of the women are obviously gay, and all are great
athletes. TPTB know people love sports and especially Americans. So it was a great opportunity to normalize the gay thing, when no one was really
thinking about it much...just enjoying the victory. American flags everywhere being draped on shoulders, and lots of celebrating. I didn't notice the
music, as I rarely listen to the lyrics of most of today's music. But, that doesn't at all mean that it wasn't intended to conflate emotional impact
for people who do know them. I thought it was hilarious how many handshakes and awards there were though. Interesting that the FIFA President, who is
currently under quite a bit of scrutiny for the rampant corruption involved in that Org. was not on the dais. Also noticed that one of the major
sponsors was Gazprom.
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