‘No Longer Appropriate’: German Basketball Club Axes Award-Winning Cheerleaders for New Season

27 September 2019

RT — A German basketball club has announced it no longer needs “attractive break fillers” and that it is ditching its cheerleading team for the season.

Basketball Bundesliga club Alba Berlin decided to axe the cheerleading team with the explanation that “is no longer appropriate to our time.”

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We have come to the conclusion that the appearance of young women as attractive break fillers at sporting events is no longer appropriate to our time,” Alba Berlin said in a statement. …

It is the latest announcement in the so-called “anti-cheerleading” campaign that has swept many sports, including Formula One, cycling, boxing and MMA.

Persistent demands from feminists groups to stop using cheerleaders at sporting events – which they claim is sexually exploiting women – has led to calls for bans in several sports. […]

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