Norwegian soccer player Ada Hegerberg won’t sacrifice fight for equality for stardom
… The fact that Hegerberg’s protest wasn’t top news in the U.S. like it would be for a male superstar is part of what inspired Relevent Sports Group to make her the focus of the company’s first full-length documentary, available now on ESPN+.
“If it were [Lionel] Messi or [Cristiano] Ronaldo sitting out a World Cup, you wouldn’t have to say anything; it would have been the biggest story in the world,” Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman said. “Because it’s a women’s footballer, it goes a bit unnoticed. So we’re just trying to get as much attention for Ada and her story, and empower as many women’s athletes as we can.”