De Boer, who performed over 100 occasions for the Netherlands within the 1990s and early 2000s, took cost of Atlanta United final yr after the aspect had gained its first MLS Cup beneath Tata Martino.
“And naturally they should be paid what they deserve … and never much less, simply what they actually deserve. If it is simply as in style as the lads, they may get it, as a result of the earnings and the promoting will go into that.
“But it surely’s not like that, so why have they got to earn the identical? I feel it is ridiculous. I do not perceive that.”
In the course of the World Cup in France, chants of “equal pay” broke out amongst supporters, and US captain Megan Rapinoe referred to as for the dialog to “transfer onto the subsequent step” following her aspect’s victory.
“Frank de Boer says it is ridiculous that women and men must be paid equally in soccer,” tweeted Kieran Theivam, who covers ladies’s soccer for The Athletic. “The Netherlands Girls within the final two years have gained a European Championship and reached the ultimate of a World Cup. Frank De Boer did neither of these.”
The New York Occasions’ Andrew Das was additionally essential of the Atlanta coach, writing that “a toe-deep take with out acknowledging or understanding how that disparity got here to be might be not the way you wish to enter the talk.”