The Disciplinary Court of the Platense Amateur Soccer League made a decisive decision: gave 15 suspension dates to an Everton player, Juan March, for having insulted Judge Daiana Quintana, for her status as a woman. In addition, she urged him to take a course on gender violence.
March had very serious sentences. The slightest thing was “go wash the dishes”, on and off the court during the game against Universitario de Berisso.
Daiana Quintana, the judge who received the insults.
Quintana, in dialogue with Ole, said: “The Everton club contacted me, offered apologies, they tell me that it is something they do not accept. I presented the report and I have nothing more to say. The issue will be discussed in the La Plata Referees Association. I sent this player off the field, he said things to me and then he did not encourage his team but all he did was insult me ”.
“His insults were basically that a woman cannot direct or watch football. Beyond the party issues that we always go through, the women we lead, who insult us, remain in the party. When he finished, that person stayed in the crowd and continued with the insults, “he added.
The Court’s position
Cecilia Draghi, from the Disciplinary Court, said on Radio Provincia: “Like any collegiate body, decisions are discussed. The attack on the referee was not only due to her status as a judge. In her role there are always resentments, but she was attacked because of her condition as a woman. This reproduces the stereotypes that seek to silence the role of women. The Court wants to put a gender perspective in all its decisions. It seems incredible that someone wants to tell a woman that her role is to wash the dishes. This is patriarchy at its finest. “
“This Court is not going to accept this type of situation under any circumstances. This is constructive,” added Draghi.