Harvard men’s soccer players had a rating system to grade women based on their physical appearance. That rating system has now led to the cancellation of their season.
A thorough review conducted by Harvard’s Office of General Counsel discovered documents detailing the rating system was vulgar in outlining details of sex appeal and physical appearance. Deeming that grossly inappropriate, the university shut down the soccer season after determining the sexual culture from the program was “more widespread across the team”. Worse yet, the university believes this rating system was passed down up to this calendar year after initially being discovered to be used in 2012.
“As a direct result of what Harvard Athletics has learned, we have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2016 men’s soccer season,” Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise wrote in a released statement. “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.”
The decision to cancel the remainder of the season also came in part because university administrators believe current soccer players were not 100 percent truthful about the rating system used to judge women.
How devastating is this for the Harvard soccer program? Consider they were one win away from clinching an automatic spot in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament and you now see just how serious this is for Harvard and the soccer program.
Let this be a reminder that even the brightest and smartest men can be complete dumbasses when it comes to treating women with respect and dignity. At least in this instance, there will be some form of justice for those who contributed to this nonsense.