Manchester United legends Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt are under pressure to cancel a Lingerie Football League UK (LFL UK) launch event at their hotel.
Chelsea Ladies founder Tony Farmer has launched a petition against the event at Manchester's Hotel Football, writing that the former United players "are on the verge of setting women's football in the UK back at least 25 years."
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is taking aim at the pay gap in international football.
Leahy, a democrat from Vermont, introduced a Senate resolution on Monday calling on FIFA to pay women as much as men at the World Cup.
In a news release, Leahy noted that the U.S. women's team is being paid $2 million for its World Cup victory this month over Japan. By contrast, the German men's team was paid $35 million last year for its World Cup victory.
"I hope the story of the American Women's World Cup champions...