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By Football Itlia staff It’s hard to see a bright future for Rayo’s new female stars.
The Spanish club has already been hit with two court judgments in the past two years over discrimination, a situation that has been compounded by a host of financial problems.
Now, it’s clear that the situation has gotten so bad that the club is now asking fans to donate their shoes to charity.
The campaign was launched in response to the club’s decision to pay out bonuses to two female players who won the league title in the 2014/15 season.
One of the players is Lola Castellanos, who played under former manager José Luis Sánchez, who is also currently at the helm at Real Madrid.
According to the Rayo Facebook page, the money will be split equally between the club and the players, with the proceeds going to the foundation to help women with their physical and emotional health.
“The money raised by this campaign will be used to purchase shoes for the women players and for the foundation for the physical and mental health of women in Spain,” the campaign read.
“All proceeds from this campaign are donated to the fund for physical and psychological health for women in Europe.”
It’s worth noting that while Rayo has yet to officially announce the compensation figures, it seems likely that the players’ pay will be in the region of €1.5m, with some of the money going towards their salary and bonuses.
The funds raised by the campaign will go towards a number of causes, including the Foundation for the Physical and Mental Health of Women in Europe (FPHEM), which was established in 2013.
It aims to support women’s health, gender equality and gender-specific programmes.”FPHem aims to develop a new generation of women leaders through its programmes and research to combat mental health and health issues affecting women across Europe,” the organisation stated in a statement.
“It has already received a huge amount of support from many foundations, including those which work to improve the health of female players, including AS Roma, Olympiacos and Juventus.”
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