Chauvinism in football
Stella Alvarez de Olivera served as a referee in the Patronato (from Parana) and 9 de Julio (from Rafaela) match, and had to put up with the players’ rejection who came to say that “women aren’t cut out for this”.
Hector Lopez, from Tucuman, from the local team, was even harder on the referee from Lujan: “We have to think a little, she’s a woman, and women aren’t cut out for this.”
Meanwhile, his teammate, Diego Nuñez, said that the referee “made mistakes for both sides. Anyway, we’re dissatisfied with her.” Gabriel Graciani said “we couldn’t win the match, which we thought we would. We have to keep improving. The referee made mistakes, but for both teams.”
Olivera received the players angry protest from both teams, who claimed that she had a weak first half (she awarded two penalties, one for each team) and a terrible second half, in which she should have booked a foul for Parana’s team.
In addition, she sent off two players (Leonardo Ferrero, from Patronato; and Rizzi, from 9 de Julio) but she should have done the same with two others: Diego Jara and Cristian Torres.