Ashamed of lingerie football team

I was shocked to see on the front page of Feb. 10, the sexy picture of the Lingerie Football League team.

I was shocked to see on the front page of Feb. 10, the sexy picture of the Lingerie Football League team (shocked to learn that there is actually a team like that) and then horrified to learn that they were planning to make Abbotsford Sports Centre their home.

Of course AESC manager Jason Blumenfeld can and should expect mixed reactions! It saddens me to think that we have to lower our standards to this extent in order to become better known and generate more money for an arena that should never have come to Abbotsford in the first place.

I’m ashamed to live in a city where this is even considered.

Yes, this is very demeaning to women and only tantalizes the sex hunger. I thought soccer, football, etc. was about sportsmanship and talent, and not flaunting the semi-naked female body. Instead why don’t we concentrate on promoting positive community values?

It was interesting to see, on the same front page right beside that picture of the women’s  football team, a police warning advising women to take precautions with sexual assault suspects still at large. Exhibition of female bodies during such events will  only bring out more sexual assaults.

Eileen Dyck