Immediately after the U.S. Women’s National Team won the 2019 World Cup fans inside the stadium in France started cheering for the women team chanting ‘Equal pay, equal pay!'(Giving the women equal pay).
These chants were like a powerful reminder by the crowd that the record-setting women team still do not earn as much as their male counterparts.
To repeat as world champions, the U.S team beat the Netherlands by 2-0, in Lyon, France.
When FIFA President Gianni Infantino took the stage soon after the U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0, the crowd in France’s Stade de Lyon broke into a chant: “Equal pay! Equal pay!”.
As the women’s team is suing the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming “purposeful gender discrimination”, the fourth World Cup victory of the women’s team turned the stadium crowd in their favor.
According to the lawsuit from the women’s team, male players stand to make nearly three times per game as compared to women.
In March, 28 members of the 2015 women’s team, including current players Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, filed the lawsuit stating that the men’s national team has not played nearly as well, didn’t qualify for last year’s World Cup claims the lawsuit.
The US team is still in the crux of one more battle for ‘fair treatment’.