“How is that not some form of sexual harassment,” Riley Gaines CRITICIZES male volleyball captain on girls team for OBSCENE comment towards female opponents

Riley Gaines has now slammed a male volleyball player for his inclusion and using obscene words towards women's players while captaining the female team.


“How is that not some form of sexual harassment,” Riley Gaines CRITICIZES male volleyball captain on girls team for OBSCENE comment towards female opponents

Riley Gaines (Pic Credit: Imago)

The name Riley Gaines continues to trend on social media. The former NCAA swimmer has been one of the most popular people across the United States this year. A major reason for this has been due to her work as a women’s advocate. She has once again raised her voice regarding the inclusion of a male athlete in women’s sports.

The above-mentioned topic has been the topic of conversation for a while now. Following her swimming battle against Lia Thomas, Gaines has been highly vocal. Thomas a transgender swimmer would tie with Gaines while snatching the trophy from her. Since then the Kentucky native has been trying to help out other female athletes.

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The 23-year-old has now slammed a male volleyball captain of a women’s team in Massachusetts. While attacking him for being a part of the team, she blasted him for making an obscene comment against his female opponents.

The male player has been identified as Derek Cannuscio. He would lead the Landmark School girls’ volleyball team in Prides Crossing to a triumph. During the match, he would make a derogatory comment saying :

"Did my p**** distract you?"

Riley Gaines calls out male volleyball captain of women’s team on social media

Ever since Riley Gaines started her fight for women’s safety, several US states have joined her. Many states across the country brought out new rules for the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s categories. It was likely that she would not back down after finding out about this development.

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Gaines has now called out the male athlete for the words he used. She would ask the authorities how his words were not any form of sexual harassment towards the other female competitors.

Riley Gaines
Riley Gaines (Pic Credit: Imago)
"Male player who happens to be captain of girls volleyball team in MA asked female player on opposing team after a heated game: 'Did my p**** distract you?' How is that not some form of sexual harassment?"

She was soon joined by her former NCAA teammate Paula Scanlan. Like Gaines, Scanlan was also a part of the swim team that lost to Thomas. She would also slam the player for his words and wrote “Males. Do. Not. Belong. In. Women’s. Sports.” while requoting the tweet of Gaines.

The inclusion of the male player does bring up several questions. It is likely that this topic will be revisited again later as Gaines and others continue their battle to ensure women’s safety from male and transgender athletes.

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