A six-year-old has received an outcry of support after a tweet explaining how bullies told the youngster: “You can’t play football, you’re a girl” was posted by her mum online.
Jessie Adams, from Derbyshire, was having a casual kick-about on the field at school during lunchtime but was told to stop playing because she was a girl after tackling another pupil. Her mum, Anna Adams, picked her up from school and was told her daughter had been visibly upset all day.
Within days of the mum’s tweet, the family were contacted by Sheffield United Ladies FC, who offered Jessie the chance to lead the team out as mascot in their fixture against Radcliffe.
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