We seriously need to have a weekly NWSL watch or something, because the stuff that female football fans in the USA get up to is downright inspirational.
We should all take a leaf out of this book.
It all started when the Chicago Fire, the MLS version of Sam Kerr's NWSL heavyweights, Chicago Red Stars, decided to leave their shared (yes, it's capacity 28,000 and it's shared) Bridgeview stadium and Time Out Chicago chose this pointed tweet.
Okay, so it was stupid to forget that the Red Stars existed but as fellow media, we can't jump on the bandwagon too much in case we make a similar mistake tomorrow. Suffice to say, female football fans in Chicago shouldn't have to feel so generous.
This tweet deserves further dragging. This is the media bullsh*t women’s sports are subjected to, especially so in major media markets. You’re supposed to celebrate Chicago events & happenings. Also, just unsubscribed from your newsletter, @TimeOutChicago. https://t.co/6pQ29ltVG8— Alyse LaHue (@alahue) October 9, 2019
What's particularly important though isn't the usual Twitter vitriol - admittedly justified - that the social media intern for Time Out went through. What's incredible and very poignant for W-League fans is what happened next...
Fuck it, let's do this. 10 tickets to the @chiredstarsPR #NWSL semifinal, on me, in the supporters section. Go hang with @ChicagoLocal134.— Meg Linehan (@itsmeglinehan) October 9, 2019
Reply that you wanna go with your venmo info, I send you the $7.70 for the ticket. (Yes, that's really how much they are. Including fees.)