Brighouse Town Football AFC stands together in condemning the vile online abuse directed towards our Women’s team following their recent defeat in the West Riding FA County Cup.
Our team, competing in the bottom tier of the County League Pyramid, achieved a remarkable feat by reaching the quarter-finals of this prestigious competition. They are a squad primarily composed of young women, our team that played had an average age of just 18, and they have all shown incredible dedication and talent throughout the tournament.
The online abuse directed towards these players after this game is completely unacceptable and has no place in our sport. We have taken immediate action, reporting the incidents to both Leeds United and the West Riding County FA. There is no room for hate or negativity in our beautiful game, and we will not tolerate it targeting our players.
Brighouse Town is a community club that prides itself on fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. We are providing our full support to the players affected, offering all the necessary help and guidance they need during this difficult time. Their well-being is our top priority.
We urge everyone within the football community to remember the value of respect. We must stand together against all forms of abuse and create a safe and positive environment for players of all ages and levels.
Together, we can ensure that football remains a game enjoyed by all, free from prejudice and hate.