Five Trans Players Dominate Women’s College Volleyball Sparking Outrage

During a women's college volleyball game in Canada, five transgender players from different teams were said to have performed exceptionally well.
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During a women’s college volleyball game in Canada, five transgender players from different teams performed exceptionally well. Reports say two trans players were playing for the Centennial Colts while 3 were playing for Seneca Sting. This sparked controversy from online users including tennis icon Martina Navratilova expressing her opinion. Rebel News shared a video of the game on their website, per the New York Post

According to a right-wing website that often covers sporting events with transgender athletes, the trans athletes played the entire game while biological females remained on the bench. The trans athletes were successful, with Seneca winning the series against Centennial by a score of 3-1. 

Rebel News attended the game based on a tip-off, which upset match officials and staff who requested them to exit and stop recording. David Menzies from the site was seen questioning individuals and the Centennial coach Andrew Mallory about why “male players” are being utilized. 

According to Rebel News, a volleyball insider informed them that the safety of biological women competing is at risk. The insider claimed that at least six trans women partook in the women’s league,

“which is governed by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.” 

The backlash against the video from the Jan. 24 game has intensified, causing frustration among those who are already concerned about the future of women’s sports. Professional tennis player, Martina Navratilova, wrote

“Just how wrong is this? Yup, this wrong… “This has to stop!”

This was written in response to an initial post by businesswoman, Paola Diana, who shared the Rebel News clip, saying,

“This is not diversity. This is cheating. This is insanity. This is misogyny.”

#Clique, what are your thoughts? 

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