The Spanish international and Barça captain Alexia Putellastwice winner of the Ballon d'Or, stood out this Wednesday in Barcelona the need for "changes" so that "no woman on or off the field has to experience situations of contempt, lack of respect or abuse." That's what he said Putellas at an event in which the Barça women's soccer team received the Medal of Honor of the Parliament of Catalonia for their task of visibility of the female side of this sport, as well as for its role as referents for young.
The awarding of the medal, which is the highest distinction of the institution, to the Barça players was at the proposal of the president of Parliament, Anna Erra, and was attended by the first women's team, various club directors and representatives of the Government. .
"Society is changing: the role of women must be capital for the development of Catalan society," said the captain of Barça, Alexia Putellas, who wanted to thank the pioneers that before them "they promoted women's football." The soccer player asked for "more help" from the institutions to "continue growing and not be a fashion", and demanded "more facilities, more fields and more support from the base" so that all the girls who come after "have sufficient tools."
She thanked the club for its commitment to investing in them, and encouraged the rest of the Spanish clubs "to continue doing it or to start doing it", and pointed out the need for "changes" so that "no woman on or off the field has to experience situations of contempt, lack of respect or abuse."
The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, wanted to take advantage of the occasion to show his "pride" in the fact that Barça has established itself as "a benchmark for women's football in Catalonia and in the world."