Kenny Shiels, the manager of Northern Ireland’s women’s team, has apologized for claiming that female teams concede goals because they are “more emotional than men.”

Kenny Shiels, the Northern Ireland manager, has apologized for his remarks that women’s football teams concede more goals in a short period of time because they are more ’emotional’ than men.

On Tuesday, April 8, Shiels’ squad was thrashed 5-0 by England in a 2023 World Cup qualifier, with four of the goals coming in the second half.

“I thought they were trying a little bit to open us up at times,” he added, “until the psychology of going two up kicked in.”

“If you look at the tendencies in the women’s game, you’ll notice that when a team concedes a goal, they concede another one in a very short period of time.

“All the way through the women’s game, because girls and women are more emotional than males, they don’t take a goal going in very well.”

The comments provoked outrage, with Arsenal veteran Ian Wright calling them “foolish.”

Kenny Shiels has now apologized ‘for the offence’ he has caused as a result of the criticism he has received. He composed:

The statement stated, “I wish to apologise for my statements made in the post-match press conference last night.” ‘I apologise for any offense these may have caused.

‘Last night was a special occasion for the women’s game in Northern Ireland, and I am happy to be in charge of a group of players who serve as role models for so many young girls and boys across the country.’

‘I am a strong supporter of the women’s game and am committed to expanding possibilities for women and girls to succeed.’

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