Author JK Rowling has been accused of cruelty for mocking the world’s first openly transgender football manager, comparing her to a ‘straight, white, middle-aged bloke’.

The Harry Potter novelist replied to a post on X, formerly Twitter, from LGBTQ+ charity Pride, championing Lucy Clark.

The transgender referee is the first trans manager in the top five divisions of English Women’s football.

In the post, JK Rowling said: When I was young all the football managers were straight, white, midd aged blokes, so it’s fantastic to see how much things have changed.’ 

Social media users were quick to blast the author calling the author’s post ‘cruel’.

Daily Mail

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