What They're Saying: Darren Eales

"He used the word 'ridiculous' which got the headlines, and that was a poor, very poor misguided use of the word. With English being his second, actually his third language sometimes his words get misinterpreted but nevertheless those were unwise words to use and Frank will have to explain his comments but I don’t believe the headline actually represented his true position on the topic."

-- Atlanta United president Darren Eales after head coach Frank de Boer told The Guardian that plans for equal pay in soccer were "ridiculous" when there is a big disparity in viewing audiences and women should be paid based on revenues generated. In remarks to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday, de Boer clarified his remarks and apologized "for any distraction this has become for our team and organization." (Dukes & Bell, 92.9 The Game)
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