With Liga MX Femenil set to kick off this Friday, rumor has been circulating on social media of sexist and homophobic regulations for the women’s teams.
The graphic in question has been making the rounds on social media with the Liga MX Femenil logo and a list of alleged regulations that include claims that the players would not have medical care and that pregnancy would result in immediate termination of contracts, as well as that players would be forbidden to discuss their sexualities or display “overly masculine attitudes”.
Liga MX has announced the schedule and format of the inaugural Liga MX Femenil Apertura 2017 season. The newly-launched women’s league consists of 16 teams, which are affiliated with all the current men’s Liga MX teams except for the newly promoted Lobos BUAP and Puebla, which was given an extension to launch a women’s team due to their current financial situation.
The 16 teams were divided into the following geographically-based groups:
Group 1: América, Tijuana, Cruz Azul, Monarcas Morelia, Pachuca, Veracruz, Toluca, and Pumas UNAM;
Group 2: Atlas, Querétaro, Chivas de Guadalajara, León, Necaxa, Monterrey, Santos Laguna, and Tigres UANL.