Jamaica’s Women’s football team, The Reggae Girlz have vowed to no longer represent their country until they are paid the money they were promised for their historic participation in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
But their stance, according to them, is meant to tackle more than the money that is owed by the Jamaica Football Federation.
According to The Jamaica Star, members said I is about championing a change in the way women’s football ‘is viewed in Jamaica’.
“This ain’t just about the money; it is about change – a change in the way women football is viewed especially in Jamaica,” Khadija Shaw posted on Instagram to accompany the banner of their protest ‘No Pay, No Play’.
During the World Cup, the United States women’s senior team called out their administration for not paying them the same wages as the US men’s senior team.