Smith returned to Bristol City ahead of the 2021-22 FA Championship season
Bristol City have condemned the abuse directed at Women’s manager Lauren Smith in the Men’s Championship defeat to Sunderland.
Smith was in the stands for the 3-2 loss at Ashton Gate on Saturday.
“I supported Bristol City with the team today and was told women shouldn’t be in football but in the kitchen,” she wrote.
The men’s team shared Smith’s post with the response, “We totally condemn such abuse.”
They added: “This behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Ashton Gate. We fully support Lauren Smith and are proud of our women’s team.”
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Smith said: “So a message to this guy, we welcome you anytime to Robins HPC (High Performance Center, the home ground of the women’s team) to prove you very very wrong!”
The incident came less than a week after England’s historic extra-time victory over Germany at Wembley to win Euro 2022.
Campaign group HerGameToo, which works to raise awareness of gender-based abuse in gaming, said it would contact Bristol City over the incident.
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