Marta speaks out after the CBF harassment scandal: ‘Our fight goes beyond the pitch’

Through her Instagram account, the Brazilian national team star lamented the episode, but stressed that the fight against abuse cannot stop and encouraged Brazilians to report the cases

Reproduction/CBFMarta has already been voted the best player in the world on six occasions

Martha, elected the best player in the world six times, spoke for the first time since the accusations of sexual and moral harassment involving the president of Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Rogério Caboclo, became public. Through her Instagram account, the Brazilian national team star lamented the episode, but stressed that the fight against abuse cannot stop and encouraged Brazilians to report the cases. The post was made just before the start of the friendly preparatory for the Tokyo Olympic Games between Brazil and Russia. Other national team players and coach Pia Sundhage also shared the message.

“Every day in Brazil, thousands of people are attacked and disrespected with scenes of harassment, whether moral or sexual. Especially us women. They are Brazilians and Brazilians, victims of abuses and acts that go against our principles of equality and building a fairer world. Saying no to abuse is more than words, it’s attitudes. We encourage women and men to report. Our fight for respect and equality goes beyond the pitch! Today once again we say: No to harassment”, wrote the ace, using the “Stories” tool.

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