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Online trolls Badgering female referees confirm misogyny is well and truly alive in rugby league

Belinda Sharpe and Kasey Badger’s appointments to NRL matches in Round 27 as the first women to take on the role as single referees in the competition should have been met with accolades across the board.

Plenty of fans are happy for both, yet the vicious misogyny and nastiness of a small portion of the competition’s supporters has also managed to crawl out from the rock under which it lives.

It appears no matter what transpires in the game, whether…


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