Woman watching football match in stadium causes uproar in Saudi Arabia, sexist comments flow on Youtube

Among more than 1,000 to have commented underneath the YouTube video, with one user stating that women aren’t interested in football, so why do they go to a stadium to watch a live match.

A highlights video of a top Saudi football team’s latest match reportedly went viral on the internet, because a woman was spotted in the crowd.

Following Saudi side Al Hilal’s 2-1 defeat to Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a seemingly humdrum clip from the match, showing a foul by an Al-Ain player on an opponent, has been viewed nearly 400,000 times on YouTube.

But, instead of the foul sparking the large number of views it is apparently the fact that a veiled woman was shown remonstrating in the crowd, The Daily Express reported.

Although women are banned from attending football games in Saudi Arabia, this game was an exception, due to the fact that the match, a semi-final of the Asian Football Confederation’s Champions League, was hosted in the UAE…

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