With each passing day a new celebrity or politician gets accused of sexual harassment. Now it has hit the soccer world. Hope Solo, considered by many as one of the best female goalies of all time has called out former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. In an interview with Portuguese publication Expresso Solo explained “I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass, it was at the Ballon D’or one year, right before I went on stage. … It’s been normalized.” Solo also mentioned that she had teammates touch her before as well, like in the team shower and locker room, saying she handled it directly with the person.
The former World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist is not unfamiliar to controversy. She was discharged from the national team last year after calling Sweden’s players a “bunch of cowards”. Regardless of past events, sexual harassment has not place in Hollywood or Soccer.