Barcelona FC embarked on their first mixed sex preseason tour. This would appear, on the face of it, to be a step in the right direction with regards equality. That being said the matter has encountered controversy in that when booking the flights for their tour they have booked the male players on business class whilst the female players were booked on to economy class.
Barcelona FC have released a statement in which they confirmed that the incident had taken place but the reason for the issue was that the decision to hold a mixed sex preseason tour was taken late in the day and by the time the decision had been taken the business class seats had all been booked out.
If this happened to a UK football team this may give rise to a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010.
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