NFL is the US national football league, which defaults to the men’s playground. Nevertheless, the history of the NFL is about to turn to a new page. That’s when the female player Carli Lloyd shows that she is not inferior to any of her male colleagues and is receiving the support of the majority of American fans to become the first female player in NFL history.
Being Famous from a 54 meter kick
First, we need to clarify 2 things. First, Carli Lloyd is not a rugby player. She is a soccer player who is 37 years old. Lloyd used to win the World Cup twice with the American team and twice won the women’s football Olympic gold medal. Second, the NFL has absolutely no women’s league and no female player ever competed with male colleagues.
So what happened that the Americans created a wave of support for Lloyd joining the NFL? Not long ago, Carli Lloyd and the US team went to Philadelphia to attend a friendly match with Portugal. After completing his mission, Carli Lloyd decided to visit the Eagles training ground.
Here, Carli Lloyd was challenged by male colleagues to show off his football skills. And she surprised everyone when she scored a goal from 54 meters. It was a very difficult kick in the midfield line, something that not many male players can do. By chance, an Eagles player filmed the scene of Carli Lloyd performing this kick and posted it online. It immediately became a hot topic.
Since the video was released online, not only Eagles fans, but rugby fans across the United States have been constantly sending messages encouraging Carli Lloyd to join the NFL. She is fully skilled enough to compete and make history.
Will the history of the NFL change?
The Carli Lloyd event has created not only meaningful to her but is expected to open a path for female athletes to advance to the professional playing field. The NFL has long defaulted as a men’s playground. Therefore, when fans support Carli Lloyd, there are a lot of professional NFL players spoke sarcasm.