Wolf-whistles and sexist comments by British soldiers marred a women's international football match between Australia and England, near a military base in Cyprus last Friday. The Football Federation of Australia and England's Football Association have started investigating the incident.
Targetted: Yesim Servet. Pic/Getty Images
"We're waiting for the report before commenting. It would be inappropriate to say anything at this time," FFA Media Operations spokesman Adam Mark was quoted by Daily Mail, Australia.
Meanwhile, a UK journalist was quoted by the website saying: "They were making horrible comments, shouting and whistling."
The soldiers even targeted one Australian player. "They were harassing Uzunlar (Yesim Servet), an Australian player over and over and over again, throughout the game. These are teenage girls and they were sexually objectifying them," said the journalist.
Even as the fight for equality for the fairer sex continues, men seem to live in the old era and still take women as objects and not treat them humans.
England were too good on the pitch for the Matildas, securing a comfortable 3-0 win thanks to a hat-trick from starlet Jodie Taylor.