Football remains a sexist environment. Female journalists have to battle harassment from bosses, players, and supporters – to the point that a group of Brazilian women launched a campaign back in March to denounce such incidents. A total of 52 journalists launched the #LetHerWork campaign, which exposed double standards in newsrooms and cases of violence in stadiums.
But when the 2018 World Cup kicked off this month, it looked as if something had changed. A Fox Sports journalist became the first female commentator of a World Cup match in Brazilian television history. However, it didn’t take too long for that feeling to be squashed by a group of brainless supporters.