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"Girls are too awkward for Football or any Sports
Professional and amateur sports bodies were celebrating last night after the European High Court upheld a ruling that girls are too awkward to participate in sports and do not have a right to demand membership of any of Europe's sports clubs or associations.
The ruling comes after almost of decade of wrangling by a number of high profile women who were fighting for equal status to men when it came to sport.
High Court Judge Mr Ian Smallcart passed the judgement having weighed up the validity of an earlier ruling which found against the women's claims. In his summing up he said "I have deliberated, conjugated and digested both sides of the argument and can see no reason for allowing women to participate in sport. Women are ungainly and awkward whilst running and show very poor eye to leg co-ordination whilst playing sports that involve balls. I believe this ruling to be fair".
Earlier in the case the judge was criticised for disallowing the women's council from entering examples of successful women athletes into the records. Smallcart disallowed the 'examples' as he felt that they were likely to be 'Freaks of nature, drug abusers or transsexuals'
The chairman of The National Union of Tough Sports, Mr Tony Collins, took a break from his celebrations to make the following statement; "Both myself and the other members of NUTS are delighted with the ruling. We've been waiting for this decision for over a decade. We have always believed that women belonged in the kitchen, bedroom or maternity ward and this vindicates our position. Ever since women were first permitted to play physical sports the overall quality of both professionals and amateurs has been in decline. I was forced to watch some of the Women's World Cup last summer and was horrified by what I saw. It was an embarrassment to anyone who's ever kicked a football and to women in general. We can move on now and forget the shameful past".
Mrs Margaret Donovan, who lead the women's campaign, was tearful when leaving the courtroom but said that she was 'resigned to the decision' which was 'obviously right and just'. She added that she would refrain from any further attempt to claim equality with men. In her statement she said "I accept the ruling of Judge Smallcart and now realise that I have wasted the courts time. I promise to refrain from doing so again and apologise to anyone I offended by pursuing this case". She was then driven away in a Yellow Nissan Micra.
What The Ruling Means
The ruling now forbids women from participating in the following 'male' sports…
SOCCER, TENNIS, MOTORSPORT, RUGBY, SWIMMING, POLE VAULT, SHOT PUTT, GOLF, SQUASH, RIDING, BASKETBALL, ICE HOCKEY, SPEED SKATING.
…but permits them to participate in the following 'irrelevant' sports;
, HOCKEY, SACK RACING, CAMOGIE, HANDBALL, AMERICAN FOOTBALL, EGG & SPOON & 3 LEGGED RACING, BOWLING and CRICKET
Any woman found in breach of the ruling will be liable for a fine of up to £1000 and four months imprisonment. Men who suspect women of breaching the new law are requested to report them to their local police department."
[Edited by Mr Fowler on 01-03-2001 at 01:46]