Female athletes like PV Sindhu, Hima Das, Mary Kom, Dutee Chand and others have busted the myth that women cannot play sports or that they are weaker than men, multiple times. The past year has witnessed the remarkable rise of female athletes across the world and it is time we give women their due respect.
Speaking of which, a video of a Scottish female footballer dislocating her knee in the middle of a match, slamming it back in place, and continuing to play the match for the remaining 40 minutes has gone viral on the internet, reports BBC.
The incident happened during a match between St Mirren WFC and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The woman is the captain of St Mirren WFC, Jane O’Toole.
This video is a punch in the gut of anyone who considers women as the weaker sex.
It is nervewracking to watch the female footballer writhing in pain while slamming her knee back to place. Watch the video here:
Our captain Jane O'Toole, is made of tough stuff. Just look at how she dealt with dislocating her knee during our recent game at Inverness…. you can't put a good woman down – she got back up and played the full 90 minutes ⚫⚽️🔴https://t.co/L8BLAVjmBN
— St Mirren WFC (@stmirrenwfc) February 21, 2020
People on the internet are blown away by the strength and courage shown by the woman. Many went on to call out footballers who fake injuries at the drop of a hat!
“But girls can’t play footba-“ pic.twitter.com/4b9qBpXGJh
— Gen Williams (@genwilliams) February 21, 2020
Meanwhile, in men's football…. pic.twitter.com/WXcIYm1VPB
— Stephen Campbell (@stephenjcam) February 21, 2020
Every injury feigning, rolly pollying, fosbery flopping, diving cheat should be made to watch this video constantly for 24hrs with no breaks
— grimbobaggins (@grimbobaggins1) February 21, 2020
Teach the mens teams a thing or 2 x #hardcore
— donna🏴🌈🐶 (@texasfan1) February 21, 2020
Define Superwoman. You have your answer!
— ⚽️🕵️The Guru (@ajabbaruk) February 21, 2020
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Premier league footballers take a look at this and learn.
— je (@eastwood8_je) February 22, 2020
She has more balls than any male footballer!
— JMc (@jtm53) February 21, 2020
Footballs not for woman!!!… aye right !
— dex (@PRodgersN) February 21, 2020
Get her in the mens team with grit like that!
— Graham Laurie 🏴🇪🇺 (@grahamlaurie1) February 22, 2020
As someone who has dislocated his knee twice (due to sports) all I can say is – holy f$ck!
— Wrenfoe ℹ (@Wrenfoe) February 23, 2020
Since time immemorial, women have been discriminated against owing to their physiology. Just recently the central government claimed that women cannot be commanding officers as they are physically different from men. Such examples of female grit should be widely circulated for biased gender notions to cease.
Nevertheless, we laud the woman for her strength!