‘You’re going to scare my children!’: FIFA 23’s women team update is SLAMMED by players on social media… as stars complain about their virtual pro’s appearances in the game
- FIFA 23’s latest women’s team update has not gone down well with players
- The latest update added 12 teams from the National Women’s Soccer League
- However, the appearances of players in-game has been slammed since release
FIFA 23’s latest women’s team update has been slammed by players on social media, who have voiced their frustration with their appearances in-game.
FIFA 23, a game produced by EA Sports, has had women’s teams included since it’s release in summer but the latest update has caused unrest within the community.
This month, EA Sports added 12 teams from the USA’s National Women’s Soccer League to the game as well as the addition of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
However, fans and players have quickly realised that a lot of the in-game appearances for the NWSL players do not resemble their real life looks.
Angel City FC forward Sydney Leroux has been one of the most vocal critics of the game’s update and took to social media multiple times to voice her frustration.
Angel City FC forward Sydney Leroux has been vocal about FIFA 23’s latest update
Leroux has voiced her frustration with the in-game appearances for a number of NWSL players
Leroux’s comments came late on Wednesday night, when she replied to a fan’s tweet that showcased her virtual pro scoring a goal in-game.
The Angel City FC forward was clearly not pleased with her appearance in the video and replied: ‘Please tell me I did not do an entire body scan for that…’
Shortly after, she tweeted a picture of her in-game character and posted the caption: ‘You are going to scare my children.’
She also questioned why Welsh international Jessica Fishlock’s character had ‘a 5 o’clock shadow’.
Other plays quickly followed on, after Leroux’s comments, such as Houston Dash player Caprice Dydasco who said: ‘I’m grateful EA Sports is finally including the NWSL but this does not represent me’.
Along with the caption, Dydasco shared a side-by-side comparison of her FIFA 23 appearance and a picture taken of her during a Houston Dash match.
Leroux’s Angel City FC team-mate, Madison Hammond, also voiced her displeasure when she said: ‘Somebody please lmk when they find me, Madison Hammond #99 from Angel City! Because this … is simply not it!’.
The defender shared two pictures of her in-game appearance which clearly showed off the lack of detail given to her character.
EA Sports have not released a statement regarding the matter, as of yet.
Leroux was unimpressed when she first discovered her player’s in-game appearance in FIFA
Leroux’s team-mate Madison Hammond has similarly criticised her look in the FIFA 23 update
Houston Dynamo’s Caprice Dydasco shared a comparison of her in-game and real life looks
Leroux also questioned with OL Reign star Jessica Fishlock had ‘a 5 o’clock shadow’ in game
Earlier this month, in a release note on their website, EA Sports announced the update and their intention to represent ‘the diverse world of football’ to players.
Their post read: ‘When FIFA 23 launched, we added the ability to play as women’s club teams, with the Barclays Women’s Super League and Division 1 Arkema. We recognize the role we have in representing the diverse world of football to our players.
‘With that, I’m pleased to announce the addition of the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL), and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which will add some of the best clubs in women’s football.
‘The addition of these competitions adds new clubs & players. These clubs/players are playable (and editable) all over the game’.
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