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Simon Borg is probably not worth another blog post on the WWW, but here I am typing his name.  I don’t have much to say about him or his comments on a recent Extratime podcast (MLS’s Podcast) that haven’t already been said, but I did want to share my two theories on why he may have said what he said.

If you’re wondering who Borg is, or what it is I’m referring to. Check out these two pieces:

And here are my two theories on why Borg said what he said:

  1. Borg is an idiot. There’s no simpler way to put it.
  2. Borg is being asked to be the agitator of the Extratime podcast group and to stir up controversy and added viewership. 
Either way, what he said is not ok, and I’d imagine that most footy fans would agree. 

Footy love, nikhak


Graphic by Brent Diskin, in response to these absurd and offensive comments by Senior Editor Simon Borg on the MLS podcast “Extra Time” this week:

“It’s fine if you’re a female and you want to be a super-fan. Clearly go for it, that’s your choice. But there is something to be said for how appealing that might be to the other sex. Having a woman that’s such a fan, like painting your face, tuning in to every podcast. I don’t know how many males would be into that.”

“It’s great that in Kansas City there are a lot of women in the stands, it’s great, but for the guy who wants maybe a serious relationship… If you are following just casually, but if you’re such a die-hard, I don’t know, it comes a point that it is a bit of a turn-off.”

Lots of controversy over this yesterday. Via Twitter, I saw that Women United Football Club [WUFC] will be on Extra Time podcast soon to voice the opposite opinion of female sports fans.