Players from Brazil’s women’s team protested against sexual harassment on Friday, days after the president of the national federation was suspended for allegations of the same thing.
Rogerio Caboclo was formally accused a week ago before the ethics committee of the Brazilian Football Confederation. A former staffer provided recordings of conversations and text messages. Caboclo denies any wrongdoing.
Brazil players including superstar Marta used their social media channels to protest, but did not name Caboclo, who is not expected to return to his position after the 30-day suspension.
“Every day thousands of people are affected and disrespected by moral and sexual harassment, especially us women,” the text says. “Saying no to harassment goes beyond words, it is about action. We stimulate women and men to call it out!”
The women carried a banner reading “No to harassment”…