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Graham: ‘Spanish FA blindly ignored the danger to our lives’

Sat 09 January 2021 | 19:26

The Norwegian winger was not pleased with the fact that her squad was forced to go to Madrid amid Storm Filomena.

Caroline Graham


lashed out at the Spanish federation when they put


in danger by forcing them to travel to Madrid in the middle of the snowstorm. Strom Filomena has hit Spain on Friday and made chaos in traveling. Barcelona were set to face

Madrid Femenino

on Saturday; however, the clash was postponed given the unsuitable pitch conditions.

Notwithstanding the possibility of the match being canceled, Barcelona have flown to Madrid on Friday.

The 25-year-old Norway international hit out at the officials, asking for equal treatment.


As a Norwegian, I cannot understand how the Spanish federation felt that it would be secure to send a team travelling through the mountains when the weather forecast shows a yellow and orange level of danger due to the storm passing through central Spain,

” Hansen wrote on Instagram.

To blindly ignore the danger of our life, just so that we maybe would play the game today. A game that would be impossible to play because of all the amount of snow that has fallen through the night.

“Again, as a Norwegian I can’t see how you would think it would be possible to remove all the snow in time for the game, on a field with no heating underneath.

“Please start to communicate with us as equals and not as less worthy.

We deserve better, our sport deserves better.”

A few days before the controversy, Barcelona took down


with a thumping 5-0 result.

There have been no further updates on a new date for the clash against Madrid Femenino.

source: SportMob