Manchester United shirt criticized for being 'sexist'
The new Manchester United women's shirt is eliciting some spirited responses.
Adidas unveiled the design to great fanfare, attention, and a little digital disdain.
Because the women's shirt has a neckline lower than the men's, it's being assailed as "sexist" and "discriminatory" on social media.
"Seriously @adidas?! why is the V neck so low compared with mens one? Some of us don't like to show cleavage," said one soccer fan on Twitter.
"You can make a women's version with a normal neckline. Nike does," said another.
Not everyone is criticizing Adidas, though.
Some hailed the design itself: "Wow they actually released a women's shirt this year! About time tbh," said one Twitter supporter.
Others dismissed the disdain: "seems to me they are giving women more options, rather than curtailing or discriminating against them."
Adidas defends the design, and says it was developed after consulting withManchester United fans.