Ian Wright calls out EA FC 24 gender ‘haters’

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    EA Sports FC ambassador and former Arsenal forward Ian Wright has spoken out in defense of the decision to introduce mixed teams in FC24.

    The introduction of mixed teams has sparked controversy online with players who think it’s unrealistic to have men and women playing on the same team, while others are excited to be able to play as some of their favorite female players. are

    Ian Wright calls out the mixed team haters at FC 24

    Talked to Ian Wright. GLHF on the green carpet at FC 24’s London launch last week about mixed teams coming to the Ultimate Team game mode.

    He reportedly told the GLHF: “It’s a beautiful thing, football is for everyone, so it’s great to see it finally being recognized at this level.

    “It’s great for icons, players like Marta and Kelly Smith, all the great players we can mention, Mia Hamm too, it goes back! So, now to see it on a level playing field. Who are playing games with people. [Ultimate Team]it’s wonderful.”

    Wright’s name dropped a few female players she was excited to be able to play as Ultimate Team, including Sweets’ Lauren James, Lauren Hamp, Chloe Kelly, and Leah Williamson.

    The decision to introduce mixed teams to Ultimate Team in FC 24 has been controversial online, with some players sharing how they felt it was unrealistic to have men and women playing together.

    In response, Wright told GLHF: “You try not to notice people like that, because they’re not really the people you want to reach.

    “Boys and girls play up to the age of 12, and they’re not worried about, you know, the sport where men and women can play on an icon team. I’ll have some girls. [Ultimate] team.”

    The Arsenal star also said it was more important to focus on the positive elements of the introduction of mixed players rather than the negative reception.

    Mixed teams were introduced to raise the profile of the women’s leagues and make household names out of female football stars and put them in front of the 300 million people who play FC.

    “The reality is we have to stop emphasizing people who are being negative, it doesn’t matter what they think,” he said. “It’s gathering so much momentum, support for the women’s game, that you can. Not really be dragged back by people who think negatively,” she said.

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