Media Coverage for Women's Sport
“Mike Golub didn’t intend to offend.
The Portland Timbers chief operating officer knows that Portland sports fans are a quirky bunch who enjoy a good play on words almost as much as a good game.
So when a female marketing executive came to him with mock-ups for a T-shirt to promote the Thorns, the organization’s entry in the new National Women’s Soccer League, he didn’t think twice.
A few dozen fans complained on Facebook, saying the shirts inappropriately sexualized the Thorns and women athletes in general. Golub quickly pulled them.”
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