The gamers of the Chicago Purple Stars launched an announcement in assist of the board of administrators’ determination to take away proprietor Armin Whisler from his place as chairman.
The motion comes after the outcomes from Sally Yates’ report proved Whisler was conscious and performed a job within the systemic abuse within the NWSL.
“[We] anticipate finding a brand new majority proprietor who can assist us understand the total potential that we as gamers at all times knew existed for this membership. Now we have confidence in our Board’s means to maneuver this membership in a path that’s mutually helpful to gamers, traders and our followers,” the gamers mentioned in an announcement Monday.
The motion comes after the outcomes from Yates’ report proved Whisler was conscious and performed a job within the systemic abuse within the NWSL. In response to the investigation, the proprietor sided with former coach Rory Dames when abuse allegations have been introduced as much as him by the gamers, and refused to simply accept his resignation when supplied.
The Purple Stars gamers additionally admitted Whisler lied when claiming he had no data of Dames’ wrongdoing.
Following the revelations, the crew’s board of administrators got here to the choice to half methods with Whisler, and search to facilitate the sale of his majority shares within the Purple Stars group.
“After the departure of Dames, Arnim Whisler assured us that he was shocked to listen to the allegations in opposition to Dames, claiming that he had no data of the surroundings Dames cultivated on the membership,” the gamers’ assertion continues.
“Whereas we have been doubtful about Whisler’s assertion, it wasn’t till the report was launched that the extent of his dishonesty turned clear.”
The gamers counseled the impartial investigation, remaining hopeful that the outcomes will propel actual change within the NWSL.
“This crew has endured critical hardships over time, and it’s lastly our time to implement the adjustments for which we’ve tirelessly pushed,” the gamers mentioned. “We’re dedicated to constructing a future wherein gamers and employees alike can expertise pleasure and success at our membership.”