Just like most other European country, Italy is fond of football, but not female football. The average Italian will not be able to tell you the name of a single female football team, or player.
However, just because the public does not pay attention to a sector, this does not mean that you can despise it, and indeed Felice Belloli, the President of the National League of Amateur Football, was harshly criticized after labeling – during an official meeting! – female football players as “a bunch of lesbians”.
The critics came even from Carlo Tavecchio, the President of the professional League, someone who just before his election had called African football players “former banana eaters”.