Needham, commenting on her club's Facebook site, revealed that her side has 'faced challenges from teams unwilling to play against us while I am on the field.'
Well, how would they kn...
Needham had received full backing from her club, with the ladies' team secretary posting the message 'in unity we defeat discrimination', as well as its fans.
It's not discrimination, it's health and safety!
The trans player has only played two matches this season – both in October – after apparently being given clearance by the FA. In the first game the opponent's manager, who has asked not to be named, realised five minutes into the game that she was transgender.It took 5 minutes? I thought it was traditionally the referee who was supposed to have eyesight problems!
Fiona McAnena at Fair Play For Women said: 'Footballers are separated by sex for very good reasons.
'If you put one male on the pitch they are faster, they are stronger. It is patently unfair and in a contact sport like football it's unsafe.
'These women didn't choose mixed football, they chose women's football. It's not because this player is trans, it is because they are male.'
And they will stay male, no matter what surgery they undergo or what a piece of paper declares them to be...