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Harvard Suspends Men’s Soccer Team for Sexist “Scouting Report”

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Harvard Suspends Men’s Soccer Team for Sexist “Scouting Report”

The men's soccer team at Harvard was suspended for the rest of their season after the university found out that the team had created a “scouting report” ranking the women's team on their attractiveness. The men's team had apparently been drafting “reports” like this since 2012.

In an email to the student body, Athletic Director Robert Scalise wrote, “The team will forfeit its remaining games and will decline any opportunity to achieve an Ivy League championship or to participate in the NCAA Tournament this year.”

In a response published in The Harvard Crimson, one of the female athletes rated by the men's team wrote, “Having considered members of this team our close friends for the past four years, we are beyond hurt to realize these individuals could encourage, silently observe, or participate in this kind of behavior, and for more than four years have neglected to apologize until this week.”

An apology from the men's team was recently published.

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