Role of the Interviewed: football player, amateur
Type of radicalization: gender based violence
Historical period collocation: 2014
Date/Country of the Interview: 28/11/2018, Turkiye
Interviewer: Hacettepe University
My friend went to our coach’s office to talk about this. She was angry and upset when she came out of the coach’s room. When I asked her what had happened, she started to cry and told me what had happened. She asked the coach why she didn’t play. Coach went through various excuses. Then, the trainer had harassed my friend and said that if she wanted to play, she had to keep quiet. My friend had shouted at the coach and left the room. All players of the team were deeply upset to see that a woman who was so talented and passionate about football had moved away from her ideals. As a team, we all told the club managers that we didn’t want that coach. Then, the coach was fired. But my friend did not play football again because of the trauma.