Georgia Stanway revealed that she received online abuse after her red card for Man City in the Manchester Derby. She said the abuse made her feel worthless. She was sent off after a wild challenge in the 35th minute on Leah Galton. The backlash on social media led her to issue a statement of apology but condemned the comments. The red card saw her miss the next three games due to suspension.
“I made a tackle against Man Utd, which was very mistimed.” Man City midfielder Georgia Stanway said after suffering from online abuse. “I took the hit on that, took ownership of the situation and apologized to the opposition that it had happened. I apologized to the girls and I was remorseful for the situation that I had caused. However, coming onto social media after the game, I felt the need in having to write a statement and apologize.”
“The statement was more put out there because I logged onto my social media and I got thousands of messages telling me I’m never going to be able to have kids, they hope my period hurts – just things that aren’t even associated with football,” she added. “I want to share this with people out there because I don’t want them to be in this situation that I was in. I’m lucky to have only ever received that abuse at that time. I know people get it week in, week out, day in and day out.”
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