Dawn Butler: Premier League 'should be ashamed of themselves'

Dawn Butler

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dawn Butler has slammed the Premier League for refusing to move a men's football match to accommodate a women's one.

The shadow women's minister penned a letter to the football body's managing director, Richard Masters, after they turned down a request by West Ham to bring forward their Premier League game against Southampton in order to avoid a clash with the Women’s FA Cup final.

Appearing on the Matthew Wright show, Ms Butler said the Premier League "should be ashamed" of their decision.

"What this shows is the lack of enthusiasm and respect for the game played by women," she said.

"The fans are saying we want to watch the women, we want to see our city's colours running around Wembley in an FA Cup final. Let us do it."

However, Ms Butler said it was "not too late" for the Premier League to change their minds.

"They can still start the match a couple of hours earlier to allow people the chance.

"It's still not too late."

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