Gender pay gap in sport is justified ...

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... - women’s games can’t come close to matching the men’s earning power

By Ewan MacKenna

In November of 2016, a story on the CBS show 60 minutes began a broader debate across the sporting spectrum.

That night, World Cup winners Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Morgan Brian and Christen Press solemnly talked about a case they were taking against their governing body in relation to unequal pay versus their counterparts on the US men’s national team.

They even suggested they should get more as ‘we win, we’re successful, we should get what we deserve’. 

‘This is about gender discrimination,’ added Press, ‘and I don’t think that positive change occurs in the world unless it has to.’

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