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Washington Spirit fans launch protests against owners in allegations of abuse – Soccer Sports

A Washington Spirit fan group has launched a protest, calling on club owner Stephen Baldwin to resign due to concerns about the welfare of his players.

Ritchie Burke Stopped as head coach in August Following an investigation of allegations of verbal and psychological abuse against players.

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The fan group said in statement On social media, “restrict Game Day activities” such as “flying flags, chants, playing drums” until new owners ensure that the level of welfare for players and staff is raised.

The statement states: “I’m no longer confident that Stephen Baldwin can effectively lead the Washington Spirit. A true for new owners to publicly announce plans to ensure a safe environment for players and staff and hire qualified employees. At the highest level, we will limit Game Day activities until we promise a review process.

“This includes flying flags, chants and drums in the supporters section.

“To the Washington Spirit players: This is not a decision we have neglected. We understand that our actions have an immediate negative impact on the atmosphere that helps create the stadium on match day. , We can’t continue to work as if there were no cancer that would eat up the heart and soul of this club you play and love.

“We’ve seen enough. It’s a past time. Sell your team, Steve.”

The allegations were first detailed in a report by The Washington Post, and the investigation was initiated by the club following the report and suspension.


– Soccer Sports

Washington Spirit fans launch protests against owners in allegations of abuse

https://www.espn.com/soccer/washington-spirit/story/4482152/washington-spirit-fans-launch-protest-against-owners-amid-abuse-allegations Washington Spirit fans launch protests against owners in allegations of abuse

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