Socceroos legend Robbie Slater doesn’t remorse his controversial column surrounding Sam Kerr and admitted he was “shocked” by the response to it.
Slater penned a chunk for The Daily Telegraph in January 2022 simply after Kerr broke Tim Cahill’s report for many objectives scored by an Australian participant each female and male.
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However, the previous Premier League winner attracted criticism for stating Kerr shouldn’t be proclaimed as such and that Kerr and Cahill’s information must be separated.
In the Matildas documentary, a snippet reveals Kerr branding the “not equal” headline of Slater’s column “actually essentially the most sexist factor you possibly can say.”
Speaking on The Back Page, Slater doubled down on his column and felt it was “balanced” however Candice Warner didn’t share that very same stance.
“Robbie, I don’t actually agree with you,” Warner mentioned.
“I believed it was out of line. You’ve bought two younger daughters. I believed it was extremely sexist.
“What are you saying to younger women who is perhaps aspiring [to be professional footballers]?”
Warner then adopted up by asking if Slater regretted his column.
Robbie Slater doubled down on his controversial column surrounding Sam Kerr. Picture: SuppliedSource: Supplied
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Slater replied: “I don’t remorse the column as a result of I stand by that I separated Tim Cahill from Sam Kerr and mentioned Tim’s our biggest ever Socceroo goalscorer and Sam is our biggest ever girls’s goalscorer.
“I don’t suppose that was out of line.
“But if I listened to my 9 12 months previous daughter, perhaps I did do unsuitable. She got here as much as me and mentioned, ‘Dad, what have you ever carried out to Sam Kerr, she’s so significantly better than you?’ She’s bought a poster of Sam Kerr on the wall.
“I’ve needed to reply some questions. But I believe the column was balanced.”
Slater, who stays a “large fan” of Kerr, additional defined his determination to pen the column earlier than he was cheekily interrupted by a textual content from his younger daughter.
“The complete dialog began when Sam scored a objective extra, now she’s bought rather more, than Tim Cahill had scored for the Socceroos,” Slater mentioned.
“I simply wrote a column separating the 2. There’s A-League girls’s, you’ve bought A-League males’s, I don’t know, I simply thought it was complicated all the pieces. They’re all nice, they’re each nice.
“Hang on. Indigo: you’re nonetheless a loser, dad.”
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