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Ian Wright hits out at Kenny Shiels for claiming women’s teams are more ’emotional’ than men

Ian Wright has slammed Northern Ireland supervisor Kenny Shiels for his controversial feedback over women’s soccer. 

Shiels claimed that women’s soccer teams concede more objectives in fast succession as a result of they are more ’emotional’ than men.

The remarks got here after his crew have been overwhelmed 5-0 by England of their 2023 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, with 4 of the objectives coming within the second half.

The Lionesses scored their second within the 52nd minute earlier than additional objectives within the sixtieth, seventieth and 79th minute.  

His post-match interview by which he made the feedback didn’t go down nicely on social media, with former Arsenal star Wright main the reactions to the feedback.

Northern Ireland manager Kenny Shiels controversially remarked that women are more 'emotional' than men following their 5-0 defeat to England in a 2023 World Cup qualifier

Northern Ireland supervisor Kenny Shiels controversially remarked that ladies are more ’emotional’ than men following their 5-0 defeat to England in a 2023 World Cup qualifier

The now soccer pundit wrote on Twitter: ‘Kenny Shiels speaking foolishness! Talking about emotional ladies ! Didn’t that man see what number of instances I used to be crying on the PITCH!’

Along together with his publish, Wright included two footage of himself crying on the pitch throughout his time at Arsenal. 

Former England Women goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain described the feedback by Shiels as ‘weird’.

She advised BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘However, Chamberlain advised BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘We all know – and we get it drilled into us as footballers – the 5 minutes after you concede a aim, the 5 minutes after you rating a aim throughout the board, not simply in women’s soccer, in men’s soccer as nicely, you are more prone to concede a aim, you are more prone to doubtlessly go on to attain once more.

Ian Wright has led the condemnation on social media to Shiels' controversial remarks

Ian Wright has led the condemnation on social media to Shiels’ controversial remarks

Former England keeper Siobhan Chamberlain described the comments as 'bizarre'

Former England keeper Siobhan Chamberlain described the feedback as ‘weird’

‘That’s not simply within the women’s recreation, that is within the men’s recreation as nicely and to simply generalise that to ladies is a barely weird remark.

‘You must sort of take a little bit of duty of figuring out the worth that phrases can maintain and whenever you give post-match press conferences whenever you’re feeling emotional after a giant recreation, it is necessary to just be sure you’re talking sensibly and are conscious of the message that your phrases can carry.’

Football followers have additionally hit out at Shiels, with one claiming he might be sacked by the tip of the week.  

Malachy McGowan commented: ‘Kenny Shiels P45 by the weekend.’ 

Malcolm Webster introduced up the purpose that men’s teams additionally concede objectives in fast succession, mentioning Paris Saint-Germain’s second-half collapse of their Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

He wrote: ‘This degree of Seventies fashion sexism from Kenny Shiels suggests he has no place managing within the Womens’ recreation. 

‘I’ve seen sufficient men’s teams do that through the years. PSG not too long ago spring to thoughts. He ought to go.’ 

David Wanlass posted: ‘Kenny Shiels after his interview final evening,’ with a GIF of Hagrid from Harry Potter saying: ‘I should not have mentioned that.’

The Lionesses scored their first goal of the second-half in the 52nd minute on Tuesday

The Lionesses scored their first aim of the second-half within the 52nd minute on Tuesday

They then added additional objectives within the sixtieth, seventieth and 79th minute within the comfy win

Dean Keenan commented: ‘Kenny Shiels in…. ‘Kenny Shiels opens his mouth and a load of s**** comes out’ SHOCK Disgrace he is concerned within the girl’s recreation. Guy is a clown.’

While Colin McBride additionally added: ‘Shocked it is taken Kenny Shiels this lengthy on this job to out himself as a complete b***finish.’

The defeat to the Lionesses got here after Northern Ireland’s 3-1 defeat to Austria on Friday, the place the opposition’s three objectives got here inside the area of 9 minutes.    

And Shiels put the fast succession of objectives in each defeats all the way down to ladies being ‘more emotional’.

‘In the women’s recreation, I’ve seen, as I’m positive you are conscious, if you happen to undergo the patterns,’ Shields mentioned.

Shiels said that women's teams are more likely to concede goals in quick succession

Shiels mentioned that women’s teams are more prone to concede objectives in fast succession

The manager's comments will raise questions about his future at Northern Ireland

The supervisor’s feedback will elevate questions on his future at Northern Ireland

‘When a crew concedes a aim they concede a second one in a really very quick time frame, proper by way of the entire spectrum of the women’s recreation, as a result of women and girls are more emotional than men.

‘So, they take a aim getting in not very nicely. When we went 1-0 down we tried to sluggish it down to offer them time to get that emotional imbalance out of their heads. 

‘That’s a difficulty we’ve. Not simply in Northern Ireland however the entire nations on the planet.’ Shiels then remarked: ‘I should not have advised you that.’ 

Shiels has been supervisor of Northern Ireland’s women’s crew since 2019, main the nation to qualification for this summer time’s Euros – their first main match.

His feedback although will elevate questions on his future as supervisor of Northern Ireland’s women’s crew. 

Sportsmail have approached the Northern Irish Football Association for a remark

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