Male and female football teams to get equal pay

By Daily Sports on October 8, 2017

Norway's male and female players will receive the same amount of pay for representing the country, the Norwegian football association has announced.

The amount of money paid to the women's team will almost double from 3.1m krone (£296,845) to 6m krone (£574,540).

This includes 550,000 krone (£47,875) paid by male Norwegian players, money they receive for commercial activities.

"Thank you for making this step for female athletes," said Norway winger Caroline Graham Hansen.

In a message posted on Instagram, Graham Hansen also posted a picture of the men's football team and said: "This was maybe a small thing for you to do for us, this will maybe not show in your monthly wages, this was maybe an obvious move for you to do.

"But this means everything for us, for our team, our sport, and for all the female athletes out there, who do the same work, the same sport as men do, but get paid less.

"For you to say that equal pay is how it should be, makes me want to cry. It makes me want to hug you all.”

Players' union boss Joachim Walltin believes this is the first deal of its kind in world football.

"Norway is a country where equal standing is very important for us, so it is good for the country and for the sport," he said.

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 8, 2017


 

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