A group of male soccer players are shocked to learn that their awesome, skilled opponent who they believed to be another “one of the guys,” was actually a woman the entire time!
Professional soccer star Brenda Perez agreed to participate in an experiment for a Spanish TV show, El Hormiguero, in an effort to destroy some of the stereotypes about women’s soccer.
Perez, 21, went through seven hours of make-up to become “Dani” and play in a non-league match in Madrid with about 20 other men.
Only the referee and team manager for the side she was playing for knew who she really was. In the video below, after she reveals her true identity one of the players says “I told you she looked like a girl!” to another player.
Perez referred to the “prank” as an “unforgettable experience.”
“A couple of players were looking at me a bit strangely and I overheard one making the comment, ‘His beard’s coming off, what’s wrong with him,’ but apart from that it went well,” she said.
Not only did she shock the heck out of all the guys on the field, making for a pretty hilarious video — but she was also able to effectively prove that women athletes can be just as skilled, if not more so, than men.
¿Es el fútbol un deporte sólo de chicos? Hombres y mujeres con un balón en los pies pueden dar el mismo espectáculo.Posted by Antena 3 on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Banner Photo Credit: Twitter @levante_emv