(Reuters) - Sweden defender Nilla Fischer's statue was vandalised in Linkoping, an incident which, according to midfielder Caroline Seger, raises deeper questions about gender equality in the country. Swedish media reports said a local resident noticed on Saturday morning that the main body of the statue had been knocked from its plinth. The statue is one of four commissioned before the women's World Cup, and the Fischer statue was placed in Linkoping as she is set to join the local club from VfL Wolfsburg when the tournament is over. "It illustrates very much how this initiative was completely right," Seger told reporters ahead of Sweden's group stage clash against Thailand on Sunday. Sweden press officer Fredrik Madenstam told reporters that Fischer was made aware of the incident and could comment after the Group F match in Nice.
Source: The Star June 15, 2019 15:11 UTC