25 petitions

Started 6 months ago

Petition to Futsal Oz

Cease the support of admitted rapist CR7

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in the midst of a serious and substantiated rape case. In 2009 CR admitted to the rape of his victim, evidence of which is in the court proceedings from the time. However, CR coerced his victim into a non-disclosure agreement for approx $300,000. Recently, thanks to the #metoo movement, his victim came forward to educate about her ordeal. Now a school teacher with nothing to gain but everything to lose, his victim has been doubted, shamed, and ridiculed. However, thanks to her bravery the case has been re-opened and CR is being investigated again. Futsal Oz, a pillar of the futsal and sporting community in Victoria and around Australia, has just signed a deal to endorse CR's underwear line. Posting photos and videos of him in his underwear alongside hashtags such as "impacting lives" and "positive ways". Many members of the futsal community have come forward to express their concern, disgust, and outrage at the message this is sending to all those within the wide reach of the booming organisation. In defense of the organisation, they were unaware of the allegations when the deal was signed, however we believe that their actions do not reflect the severity of the issue, now that they do know. Futsal Oz's culture and decision to continue to endorse this admitted rapist teaches all that the voices of victim's do not matter and that the perpetrators can continue as normal. It teaches those from the pre-school program (ages 3-5) all the way through to the adult social and elite leagues that sexual assault is not something to be taken seriously, in this community or otherwise. When approached, Futsal Oz stated that they would not show the ads during the women's game. However, this just mirrors the idea that sexual assault is a women's issue, even though the victims are majority women, and that men can continue to live as through it does not effect them, even though perpetrators are majority men. This is not enough. We demand the deal be pulled. Failing that we demand all profits from the deal go to a sexual assault charity.We demand Futsal Oz run fundraisers and run initiatives to tangibly help the community they are so quick to brush away. To make tangible contributions to an issue they have not treated with the respect it deserves.

Futsal Community
204 supporters
Update posted 7 months ago

Petition to Official Supporters Club of Western Australia


Hi Everyone The State Government of Western Australia are in talks with several English Premier League teams to come to Perth in 2019. The Official Liverpool Football Club of Western Australia are keen to do everything we can to provide evidence to the State government that Liverpool FC should be one of those teams.  LFC coming will help tourism and hospitality. As you know Liverpool FC has a gigantic fan base world wide and the support from them in Australia, New Zealand and Asia is second to none - this has been evidenced by all the sell out games over the last few years when they have toured Australia or Asia. WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE One of the issues the State government face when making such decisions is - will people travel from interstate and overseas to see their beloved team play?  We know the answer is YES but we need numbers to help support our case. If you would be willing to sign our petition to say if Liverpool were to come to Perth in 2019 you would come and support them then PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION and also forward the link onto any other parties who may be able to help. We can then forward the numbers to our State government and tourism and hopefully assist in bringing Liverpool to Perth in 2019. Thanks in advance The Committtee Official Liverpool Supporters Club of Western Australia    

Carol Houghton
3,385 supporters