“A lot of women, in particular, feel left out. They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included,” Francke told the BBC. “I have nothing against sports enthusiasts or cricket fans – that’s great. But the issue is many people aren’t cricket fans.”

“It’s a gateway to more laddish behavior and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish culture.”



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