FIFA has officially banned the use of female sex toys on the pitch after the International Women’s Soccer Federation (IFS) decided to scrap the practice after a wave of sexual assault allegations against female players.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the federation said that players should not be forced to use the products.
The statement was released after FIFA’s ethics committee rejected a bid by the IFS to have the decision taken away from them by suspending the use by the squad members of any such devices.
“The IFS was aware of the situation and took note of the fact that the IFP and its representatives have recently been subject to a number of allegations of sexual misconduct, and that the committee is of the view that this is a serious violation of the IFI Code of Ethics and will not be tolerated by FIFA,” the statement said.
The decision came after a series of sexual abuse allegations against the IFA members.
In November, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that the organisation is in “deep turmoil” following allegations of sexism and corruption among its members.
“We cannot tolerate these acts and will take appropriate action,” Infantinos statement said at the time.
“We have a clear and firm position on this issue.
We have always said that if there are any incidents of sexual harassment and/or assault on FIFA members, we will respond in a fair and transparent way.”