Gabriella Howell, 22, plays women’s soccer and is attacked on networks for her beauty.
When Gabriella Howell he wears the shirt, the shorts and the boots, he shines on Women’s Football. But anyone who sees him dressed outside the court, on the street or at a party, thinks it’s a model or influencer. “On social networks they attack me for my looks,” she said.
Howell is a footballer from 22 years from South East London, UK who has been playing since he was a child, but every day suffer for haters cruelattacking him in every way, even with aspects related to the sport.
Passion in football from childhood
Gabby Howell has been playing football since she was eight years old, in the London borough of Bromley.
Gabriella Howell passed to Crystal Palace and is now a defender at Sutton United FC.
“I have three older brothers who play soccer and I always go to their practice,” the girl said. Glass.
One day as she was sitting next to her mother watching her brothers dribble at a school game, a coach from the women’s team approached her.
“He pointed to me and said, ‘He has three older brothers, will he play? We don’t have enough players”, He remembers still unable to believe.
Despite the fact that the girls on the team were a few years older than Gabby, she didn’t hesitate a second and jumped on the pitch with the illusion of a debutant dreaming of scoring a goal.
“When I was 10 years old I was discovered in an elementary school game and then I joined Crystal Palace”, Shows who admits to being a Tottenham fan.
Gabby said men attack her online because of her appearance.
He played there until he was 16, when he moved to Carshalton. And his next team is the Sutton United FCwhere he has played ever since and established himself as a footballer.
Defender for Sutton United FC
“The club has a very good organization for women’s football,” Gabby explains, adding that she trains twice a week in addition to her day-to-day job.
“They really want to cheer the girls when they come in and there is no difference between male and female players,” he added.
And he takes the opportunity to emphasize that he wants that with his coaches “they’re not soft” she said because she’s a womanwhich she thinks could be a problem in the women’s game.
The young woman admitted that in the soccer environment they could not stand that she wanted to dress well, put on makeup and have fun at night.
While the central defender is proud of his athletic achievements, he admits they can be broken by haters haunting their Instagram, TikTok and Twitter pages.
Gabby shared some of sexist comments from the TikTok you receive in your @_gabbyhowell account.
For example, under a video someone wrote to her: “Gabby, how did you get out of the kitchen?” Another said: “You always shit! It’s a woman trying to play a man’s sport. ”
Another chose to attack her for her image: “I think the problem with women’s football is they prefer their players for their looks rather than their talent.”
Howell trains twice a week for women’s soccer games.
Of course, he also has to tolerate derogatory and sexist messages on Instagram by those who don’t take him seriously.
“The boys they will say they are horny under my pictures playing soccer, and if I tag my club in the publication it’s embarrassing ”, acknowledging the girl who suspects she is in the eye of the storm because she also loves to dress well, put on a lot of makeup and go out to have fun. at night.
“I can play soccer and wear high heels”, no doubt launches Gabby, who is determined to use the platform to inspire the youngest to be interested in soccer and not feel that it is just a sport for boys .
“I keep hate comments on my profiles, I don’t delete them,” he explains, adding that he wants people to see that. Having a lot of followers on Instagram is not as good as it seems.
“I can play soccer and wear high heels,” Gabby replied to her haters.
And he warns: “Young people think they want to be influencers but they don’t see the disadvantages. I want to raise awareness among people. “
Although he admits that there was a chance that trolls took him out of his box and left him very badly, he makes sure it hasn’t happened since. “Not everyone will like it. I repeat it to myself whenever I see these comments,” he closed.