A project of the Frente de Todos seeks to implement mandatory training of the Micaela Law in the field of professional soccer. The initiative is promoted by the deputy Gisela Marchiotta and gained momentum this Monday, after the attack by a soccer player from the Tres Arroyos Regional League a referee in a match between Deportivo Independencia and Deportivo Garmense.
The situation of gender violence inside the court shook the sports news over the weekend: the player Christian Tyronefrom the Garmense club, was arrested the same Sunday after assaulting the referee of the match, Dalma Cortaldi.
The serious act of violence occurred during the Reserve match between both teams, corresponding to the local league, when the player hit the referee from behind and in the neck after receiving a card yellow.
Tirone, in jersey number 2, took a run and hit Cortadi from behind while the judge was scoring on her card, so she did not notice the attack. The referee fell to the ground and when the player was going to continue with his aggression he was removed from the place by his own teammates and the linesman.
In this context, a project of the deputy giselle Marziotta which proposes that the Micaela Law be mandatory in the field of professional football. In this way, it seeks to train authorities of professional clubs, players, and technical bodies to advance in training and thus avoid situations of gender violence.
“This fact is obviously reprehensible, but above all sets off an alert regarding the urgency of the need to train ourselves”assured Marziottain dialogue with White back.
“Violence against women is a constant in soccer and many times it is not known because it does not reach the media, and it only comes when they are extreme cases, like the one in Tres Arroyos,” he added, insisting on the need to that the bill that he presented last June 3 gain momentum.
In addition, Marziotta recounted that this Monday the president of the AFA, Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia, received the project. And he argued: “Football is us Argentines and Argentines, and it has an enormous responsibility regarding the deconstruction necessary to end gender-based violencebecause football enters the houses every weekend and, like the media, it has a greater responsibility, due to its magnitude”.
What does the project say?
In its first point, the initiative seeks to establish the “permanent mandatory training on the subject of gender and violence against women for all the managerial authorities, executives, soccer players, members of the medical, technical and auxiliary bodies of all the civil associations that participate in the soccer tournaments of the Argentine Soccer Association (AFA). These teaching spaces will have a frequency never greater than one year.
For its implementation the Ministry of Women “will certify the quality of the training“. “These must be sent for evaluation within the six months following the entry into force of this law, being able to make modifications and suggestions for greater effectiveness“, says the regulations. That is, there will be a follow-up on the topics addressed in the training.
In addition, among other arguments, the project explains: “The dissemination, by important Argentine clubs, of the idea that what happens off the field is ‘another issue’ and that the club can only pronounce and act in relation to the The player’s behavior ‘on the court’ is not only spurious but also contributes to naturalizing and even reproducing situations of violence”.
“We consider that such a statement is spurious given that soccer entities areare civil associations, whose main purpose is not profit, but the common good. In this sense, these institutions have the obligation to be consistent with such corporate purpose and seek to carry out actions aimed at reducing violence”, he justifies.
The complete project