Belfast Telegraph

Fifa 16: Some football fans are more annoyed about women being in the game than corruption scandal

EA has revealed the new trailer for Fifa 16 - announcing that it will be the first video game ever to feature women's football as a playable mode.

But while the announcement has brought praise for EA at a time when Fifa was mired in its worst ever corruption scandal, some fans seem more annoyed about the former than the latter.

The announcement that women are "in the game", a play on the famous EA Sports tagline "it's in the game", has prompted a torrent of misogynistic jokes on social media - showing this is just one very small step towards equality for the sexes in sport.

As EA unveiled the trailer, Fifa itself was embroiled in a huge corruption scandal involving two criminal probes and the arrest of senior officials.

Independent News Service