'Suddenly everyone can define the word woman': Woke crowd piles on England's Lionesses superb Euro win bandwagon

'Maybe the brilliant Lionesses will make everyone understand why women’s sport MUST be protected,' journalist Dan Wootton tweeted


                            'Suddenly everyone can define the word woman': Woke crowd piles on England's Lionesses superb Euro win bandwagon
Ellen White, Beth Mead, Chloe Kelly and other players of the England women's football team celebrate at Trafalgar Square on August 1 in London (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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It seems nothing comes without a controversy these days. July 31 was a historic day for England as the Lionesses beat Germany, and took home the UEFA European Women’s Championship 2022 trophy. After the victory, captain Leah Williamson said, “This is the proudest day of my life. The legacy of this tournament is a change in society. We’ve brought everyone together and we’ve got people at games. We want people to come to WSL games but the legacy of this team is winners, and it’s the start of a journey.”

Prince William was also at Wembley to witness the extraordinary moment, and went on to hug and shake hands with the players as they were honored. The Queen congratulated the team by writing: “My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships. It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff. The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise.”

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Jill Scott of England shakes hands with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after the final whistle of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
Jill Scott of England shakes hands with Prince William after the final whistle of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 finals at Wembley Stadium on July 31 in London (Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

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She also noted, “However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations. It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.”

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Mary Earps of England shakes hands with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge following the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Mary Earps of England shakes hands with Prince William following the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 finals at Wembley Stadium on July 31 in London (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

However, there were some who appeared to prove their point on the “gender” debate by using the Lionesses’ win. Lately, dispute over whether transgender women should be allowed to compete in women’s sports has made news around the world. The tension has reached such point that a few weeks ago, the Church of England decided not to define the word 'woman'. Senior Bishop Rt Rev Robert Innes said, “There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy.”

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England players celebrate with fans during the England women's team celebration at Trafalgar Square on August 01, 2022 in London, England. The England Women's football team beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the UEFA European Women's Championship last night at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The Lionesses celebrate with fans at Trafalgar Square on August 1 in London (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

But 'MailOnline' columnist Dan Wootton took a dig at people who began celebrating after the July 31 game. He tweeted: “All of these people celebrating the women’s football suddenly seem to realise what a woman is. About time! Maybe the brilliant Lionesses will make everyone understand why women’s sport MUST be protected. Well done, ladies. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿”

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Piers Morgan also shared something similar by tweeting, “Lots of politicians suddenly remembering what a woman is…. 🤣” English journalist Sophie Corcoran added: “So we now all know what a woman is yes? …. :))))) Today was a giant step forward in woman’s football - something we have been waiting for forever - now let’s protect it for good by keeping it single sex..”

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England players celebrate with fans during the England Women's Team Celebration at Trafalgar Square on August 01, 2022 in London, England. The England Women's Football team beat Germany 2-1 in the Final of The UEFA European Women's Championship last night at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
The Lionesses  celebrate with fans during the England Women's Team Celebration at Trafalgar Square on August 1 in London (Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

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However, journalist Benjamin Butterworth, who often writes on gay rights issues, slamming Wootton, wrote: “Those incredible Lionesses can speak for themselves. They don’t need your divisive agenda piggybacking on their victory.” A user blasted Morgan too by saying, “I assume that's a dig at transgender woman? As you are a nurse I would recommend looking at the RCN guidance. https://rcn.org.uk/Professional-Development/publications/rcn-fair-care-trans-non-binary-uk-pub-009430 Taking digs at marginalised groups is never okay.”

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Another user asked Morgan, “Can you not just let us enjoy this for 5 mins without trying to start an argument.” Criticizing Corcoran, a person shared, “Always making it political. Can’t even enjoy the moment without taking a dig at those you disagree with. Celebrate with friends, if you care that much you wouldn’t be tweeting about it.”

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