Scotland Women's Team Angering SFA With Demand To Be Paid Like Men
Scotland’s women’s team are heading toward Euro 2017 "in turmoil" after infuriating the Scottish FA "with a demand to be paid to play for their country," according to Gordon Waddell of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Manager Anna Signeul’s squad is "in the middle of a major stand-off with the SFA" a month ahead of its first appearance at a major finals. The team withdrew all cooperation, other than playing, and is "fighting for parity with Gordon Strachan’s men’s team when it comes to rewards." Since it started its action, other than playing in the recent win over Romania and a defeat to Sweden, the squad has:
- "Refused all media interviews or photography."
- Refused cooperation "with the SFA's in-house media or sponsors."
- Refused official Euro broadcaster Channel 4's "request for four players to participate in filming" for its opening credit.
- Refused to "allow UEFA-mandated pictures and presentations to celebrate the 100-cap mark being hit by Jane Ross and Jen Beattie" (DAILY RECORD, 6/18).