The FIFA World Cup is on and there is barely any buzz. Really? Is that even possible….after all isn’t the FIFA Cup the biggest sporting event globally, and also probably the most watched - around 1 billion people tuned into at least a part of the 2010 edition final. Well, the explanation is simple. It isn’t the boys slugging it out on the field this time, but their female counterparts.
As any artist – be it a musician, an actor or a painter – craves for an audience to showcase his or her talent, so do these women footballers. Sadly, skills alone aren’t enough for them to pull in the crowds. What else would explain the decision of a few members of the French women’s football team to pose nude for a photo shoot in a bid to draw attention to their sport.
Gaetine Thiney, Elodie Thomis and Corine Franco said they posed provocatively for the photos, which appeared in the German tabloid Bild, to spark controversy and generate publicity, hoping at least that would get people to flock to the stadiums to watch the on-field action.