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Female Football World Cup Players Face Online Abuse

[The FIFA report](https://digitalhub.fifa.com/m/36bb7afdd56112ab/original/FIFA-Social-Media-Protection-Service-FIFA-Women-s-World-Cup-2023-tournament-analysis.pdf) identified significant online abuse targeting female players during the 2022 World Cup. About 20% of the analyzed content was homophobic, 15% was sexual in nature, and incidents of abuse were 28.5% more common for women than for men. The report monitored over 2,000 accounts and flagged 116,000 posts, with the US team facing the most harassment and players such as Megan Rapinoe and Yamila Rodríguez experiencing particular vitriol. [Source](https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/12/11/fifa-world-cup-online-abuse/)