The Norway team, who face England in the second round of the Women’s World Cup in Ottawa tomorrow, have made a brilliant spoof documentary which mocks the stereotyping they continue to face.
One struggles to explain the offside rule, another says she constantly forgets she cannot pick the ball up, another admits she finds it hard to lift the ball off the ground when she kicks it.
In the light of much of the ignorance that has greeted the women’s game in the past fortnight, it was a beautifully savage piece of satire. It was a timely reminder, too: you don’t have to be a misogynist to hate the women’s game. But it helps.
As they say “many a true word spoken in jest”