Chelsea midfielder Erin Cuthbert pushed back on a story The Sun wrote about her team's 4-2 victory.
The article compared the phrasing of the scorers list to the sound of "posh people having sex."
Cuthbert said she wishes "actual match reports and women's football" earned "the same level of enthusiasm."
A Chelsea women's soccer star lambasted an "extremely disturbing and embarrassing" article written about her team's most recent game.
Midfielder Erin Cuthbert netted a second-half goal in The Blues' 4-2 win against FA Women's Super League foe West Ham United Wednesday afternoon. But instead of reading celebratory stories or straightforward reports on the match itself following the victory, the Scottish international found herself faced with salacious, sexist clickbait.
—Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) January 21, 2022
The Sun published an "exclusive" story with the headline "Cuthbert Harder! Chelsea scorers sound like posh people having sex." The title came in response to the BBC Sport website's listing of the Blues' scorers — superstar Pernille Harder, who notched a hat trick, and Cuthbert herself — from the match.
—FI_Bale9 (@FI_Bale9) January 21, 2022
The article included minimal details about the match itself, but managed to mention one fan comparing "the run of surnames to an upper-class woman 'asking her servant for a good time.'"
And when the author did get around to recapping the game, his choice of words certainly raised eyebrows.
"Chelsea banged them in at West Ham during their victory in the quarter-final of the FA Women's League Cup on Wednesday," he wrote.
—Adam Millington (@AdamGMillington) January 21, 2022
Cuthbert was astonished to see a publication "actually run with a story like this."
She took to Twitter to blast the outlet and lament the fact that they hadn't "reported on the actual match reports and women's football with the same level of enthusiasm."
—Erin Cuthbert (@erincuthbert_) January 21, 2022
The Sun will have several more chances to get it right in the coming days. Cuthbert and her teammates will head to Crawley as Chelsea takes on Brighton on Sunday. Three days later, they'll return to Kingsmeadow for a mid-week rematch with West Ham before rounding out the month with a Women's FA Cup game against Aston Villa January 29.
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