- The singer Amy Macdonald sold millions of records worldwide
- In addition, she is a passionate football fan and supporting Scottish women's team
- Macdonald talks about the FIFA Women's World Cup
“What would you know about football?” T
Of course, Amy Macdonald heard it all before. But this response – which had insults and conflicts – tweeted the Scottish national team to the singer-songwriter t bite back. As she said later: "The women thought she had an idea about the sport.
Had his homework done at the Twitter troll, he would have found out that Macdonald knows about this beautiful game. She was a passionate fan in both Scotland and Rangers, she grew up wearing football statistics with her friends at school and has since followed the sport enthusiastically.
Macdonald performed at the FIFA award ceremony in 2013 – “an incredible incredible experience”, she showed a smile – and she is married to a footballer: Richard Foster, St Johnstone contestant.
“We talk about football all the time at home,” she said FIFA.com. “But I've gone from just hiding all the stories behind the scene, and some of them want to love it!” T
Fortunately, the romantic football in the City was recently redesigned, all thanks to the historical quality of Scotland for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup.
“It was great,” she was very happy. “I never knew a time here when so many people in Scotland speak women's football, and there is a real sense of excitement and excitement. There is a sense that these women are all proud. People are counting the days to the open game now. It's amazing.
“I was ten years old when Scottish men were playing in their last World Cup in France 98, and I remember it as it was yesterday. Often there has been a team since then worth celebrating and, as a woman, I am so proud that the women are now flying the flag. The team is so exciting. Whenever I see them, I think they are great as role models for women and girls everywhere. ”
Shelley's spirit, skill and success are surely shifting the football landscape and changing the way in Scotland. The result is that girls are widely accepted and encouraged to play the game – something which Macdonald knows from personal experience – overdue.
As she explained: “My sister was very good in football – much better than me – and she joined the school team. She was the only girl she had and had a stick stick. It was difficult and eventually she stopped playing because it was not worthwhile.
“But things have been steadily improving since then and I think this World Cup will be very exciting to encourage young girls to play the game – and show everyone else that it should be accepted.” T
Many hope that its impact may still be wider. Could the competition, for example, reduce some of the established scenes and mental abuse experienced by footballers, journalists and women fans – that included Macdonald -?
“I really hope,” said Macdonald. “I think that great progress has been made recently – the wonderful pitsits of women working in football in Britain now come to mind. The clear information that these women have shows – or that they should show – anyone who tells us ‘What do you know?’ How old are those views.
“This World Cup will also help, I'm sure. It should be great to see these great female athletes in such a large event to encourage people to overcome any prejudices they may have. ”
Macdonald has been so inspired by the competition, and the success of Scotland in qualifying, that she is releasing a revised version of her Woman of the World ’hit on the 14th June. With lyrics that speak independence and empowerment, it is a song that protects the correct note.
“It seemed very suitable for what the women's team did,” she said. “When I wrote the song, it was basically about me and how, as a woman, you need to be in your position sometimes. This applies to the music industry but it is certainly true in football, and I think that a woman will recognize in every aspect of life.
“What is exciting now is that the balance – in music, football and wider – seems to be wearing. With everything that has happened in the last few years, it seems that women are beginning to end the frenzy. And in Scotland, a team of women who were going to the World Cup could not come better. I can't wait until it starts. ”
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