Lisa De Vanna Photos: Aussie Olympic Star in Facebook Sex Pic Scandal
Another soccer star is in trouble for a sex scandal, and it's not Wayne Rooney but Lisa De Vanna.
De Vanna, an Australian soccer star, posted suggestive photos to her Facebook account, setting off an outrage among her fans, especially mothers of young children across Australia.
Why the outrage? Oh, a 13-year-old girl happened to see them. Smooth.
De Vanna currently plays for the Washington Freedom, who I didn't even know existed until this exact moment.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Except in this case, the words are just as bad.
Along with the pictures was evidently some profane comments on one photo that showed De Vanna posing with a large inflatable male sex organ.
Some famous athletes need to realize that they need to keep stuff like that away from the public eye.
It Gets Worse
Other photos depict De Vanna and others engaging in simulated sex acts while clothed, which let's be honest, really isn't much better.
De Vanna is 25 years old and this is something that 25 year olds do, but she should have known better than to do something like this.
The 13-year-old girl found the photos accidentally while searching for her hero online. Google: smearing star athletes one day at a time.
The mother of the girl told the media that her daughter is "distraught" after seeing the images. While I agree that it was inappropriate, distraught? Really? That reeks of a mother trying to stir the pot to me.
The mother in question also told the media exactly what she thought.
"I wouldn't want my daughter to follow the Matildas and Lisa," she said. "These girls aren't role models, they are an embarrassment to themselves and their sport.''
After the scandal broke, FFA head of women's football Leeanne Grantham apologized for De Vanna's "stupidity."
"I am so sorry that your daughter has accessed such images and more so from one of our players' Facebook pages,'' Grantham said in the e-mail according to the press.
As of now, De Vanna has not issued a statement about the scandal but the photos have been taken down from her account. Obviously.
De Vanna will have to say something soon to quell the outrage.
A spokesman for the FFA said the Federation was looking into whether De Vanna had broken the FFA Code of Conduct by her actions that night and posting the photos.
This could get ugly for De Vanna.
De Vanna's FFA profile describes her as "one of the most electrifying strikers in women's world football."
Now De Vanna is electrifying for another reason, a reason she probably wishes didn't exist.
In 2007, De Vanna was named the Western Australian Sportswoman of the Year. She was also named to the Australian World Cup team that year.
It's a sad chapter in what otherwise has been a very great story for Australian soccer.
Gas Station Worker?
After returning from the World Cup, De Vanna went back to her job as a worker at a gas station.
How many national heroes do you see doing that? I guess women's soccer doesn't pay like sports elsewhere in the world.