Soccer. Premier League introduces mandatory training on sexual consent. Sport


Driven by a resurgence of accusations of sexual assault against professional players and by collectives fighting against violence against women, the Premier League has decided to act. According to English media The Telegraph , the governing body of the English Premier League will introduce mandatory training on sexual consent for all players and staff.

Four footballers charged in one year

« This is an important and long-awaited first step in the right direction.reacted Shaista Aziz, co-director of Three Hijabis, one of the groups which fights against violence against women and which discusses with the Premier League. However, we need greater transparency on how these new guidelines will be implemented by Premier League clubs. »

In one year, four footballers playing in the elite have been targeted by accusations of this type: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Gylfi Sigurdsson (free, ex-Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) and Thomas Partey (Arsenal) . The trial of the first, French and 2018 world champion, must also open on August 10 in England. Currently placed under judicial supervision, he is accused of eight rapes, one attempted rape and a sexual assault.



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