Model for Victoria Secret, Adriana Lima has been named ambassador of the 2023 Women’s World Cup by FIFA. A choice that does not only make people happy.
A new decision from the International Football Federation has been driving discussions for a few days. Wheras’she appointed Noël Le Graët director of her Paris office after the octogenarian resigned from the presidency of the FFF, the body bombarded Adriana Lima, ambassador for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Having a supermodel in this position is not at all to the taste of Moya Dodd who made it known.
Former member of the executive council of FIFA, the latter sharply criticized this appointment in a first message posted on social networks. ” Seriously, is FIFA really the ambassador we needed to create interest among our fans as the World Cup approaches? Deafening. »
Introducing the first FIFA Global Fan Ambassador 🙌
In this role, @AdrianaLima will develop, promote and participate in several global initiatives involving fans from all over the world!
— FIFA (@FIFAcom) February 27, 2023
Seriously, #FIFAis this the fan engagement ambassador we need as the @FIFAWWC approaches? #tonedeaf https://t.co/a7O2WHRr6g pic.twitter.com/s2S6wvJmFx
— moya dodd (@moyadodd) February 28, 2023
Following this message posted on February 28 and taken up by several media, Moya Dodd developed the reasons for her exasperation.
“Because when a girl plays football, the world sees her differently. Instead of being complimented on her nice looks or her pretty dress, she is admired for what she can DO, rather than how she looks, which can alter the trajectory of her life ambitions.” https://t.co/OUI198W0z4
— moya dodd (@moyadodd) March 2, 2023
In another message posted this Thursday, she indicated. ” Because when a girl plays football, the world sees her differently. Instead of being complimented for her looks or her pretty dress, she is admired for what she can DO, instead of just her looks, which can alter her trajectory or her ambitions. »
This means the world to me. Excited to become FIFA’s first Global Fan Ambassador! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/mPnnBLpYlr
— Adriana Lima (@AdrianaLima) February 27, 2023
Despite her protests, the former Victoria’s Secret model will be Gianni Infantino’s chosen FIFA ambassador. The native of Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), is in any case delighted to have been nominated.