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Lily Allen Blasted After Joking That 'Football Should Be Banned' For Kids

Lily Allen never shies away from telling people what she thinks, and she has been known to have a few controversial opinions.

Well, the singer is now facing backlash for tweeting that football should be banned for kids... weird.

Mum-of-two Lily caused an uproar on her Twitter when she suggested that banning football would help reduce sexual abuse among children...

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The 32-year-old posted a link to a Guardian article how there are still so many sexual assault stories in football to be told, one year after Andy Woodward bravely told this story, along with a tweet that said: "To be honest I think it's time we talked about banning sports in this country. It's clearly putting our young men and boys at risk of abuse. #banfootball"

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

The comment was in response to a tweet that said: "I'm quite tired of people who think rape or sexual assault is just this special evil problem that only Muslim blokes do to us poor Westerners, when it's a problem in pretty much every society thanks to toxic masculinity."

Unfortunately, not everyone understood Lily's sarcasm and the point she was trying to make as one twitter user responded, saying: "That's like saying we should ban TV because of Jimmy Saville." Er, yeah I think that's the point she's trying to make.

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One follower wrote: "Wow. People really don't get sarcasm anymore, do they?"

Apparently not.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity News, Celebrity Entertainment

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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