FFA welcomes Osieck apology
FFA CEO David Gallop welcomed the apology issued by Qantas Socceroo coach Holger Osieck following his comments made in Melbourne.
Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop has today welcomed the apology issued by Qantas Socceroo coach Holger Osieck following comments made prior to last night-s post match press conference in Melbourne.
"Holger has sincerely apologised and made it clear that he did not mean to cause offence with his comments,” said Gallop.
“Diversity is a strength of football and respect for all participants is fundamental.
“Football is the most inclusive and accessible sport in this nation with over 20 per cent of its participants being female.
“Women have a strong voice in our game at Board and Senior Management level. Clearly therefore any comment that implies women should remain silent in public is well out of step with the values of FFA and the Australian football community.”