Northern Ireland women’s soccer coach apologizes for claiming ‘women are more emotional than men’
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Maybe he was the emotional one. The coach of Northern Ireland’s women’s soccer team apologized Wednesday for claiming that women concede goals in rapid succession because they are “more emotional than men.” Kenny Shiels, 65, made the old-school statement at a postmatch press conference after his team lost, 5-0, to England on Tuesday, a result that eliminated them from World Cup qualifying. “If you go through the patterns, when a team concedes a goal they concede a second one in a very, very short period of time, right through the whole spectrum of the women’s game, because girls and women are ...