'Error of judgment' - FA deletes strange Barbie tweet about Women's Super League players

Sam Kerr Chelsea 2022-23
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The FA has apologised for a now-deleted tweet comparing Women's Super League stars to Barbie dolls on Wednesday.
  • FA tries too join in on trending meme
  • Makes Barbie-themed WSL player graphics
  • Tweet taken down after backlash

WHAT HAPPENED? The tweet included graphics featuring several WSL stars, including Chelsea's Sam Kerr and Manchester City's Bunny Shaw. It was captioned "these Barbies are #BarclaysWSL icons” and was based off a trending meme format tied to a new Barbie movie coming out over the summer.

On each individual picture, there was a text overlay comparing the players to Barbie dolls. For example, the one for Bunny Shaw read "this Barbie is a Bunny".

WHAT THEY SAID: “It was an error of judgment and it has been deleted," wrote the FA in a statement to The Times.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Considering the thrilling on-field action in women's football of late - including a breathtaking Champions League clash between Chelsea and Lyon - the FA may consider focusing more on the run-in of the 2022-23 season.