Gender stereotypes: Teen called lesbian for playing football

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A 13-year-old girl who dreams of playing football professionally says she has been criticised and called a lesbian for playing a "boy's sport".

Darcie, 13, from Cwmbran in Torfaen has played football since she was eight.

But she has been told by PE teachers that she cannot play it as a recommended sport at school - instead hockey and netball are for girls.

The Children's Commissioner for Wales said gender stereotyping was "depressing".

Darcie said she was determined to challenge the negative attitude.

"I want to play…

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