セクシーさはカネになる?ポロリは当たり前、ランジェリー・フットボールの超危険な裏側


2009年から始まった「ランジェリー・フットボール・リーグ」は、2013年より「レジェンズ・フットボール・リーグ(LFL)」に改称。成長目覚ましいチームの1つといわれるシカゴ・ブリスに迫った米<ABC>のドキュメンタリーでは、試合に賭ける選手たちの真剣な思いとLFLの問題点を紹介している。


日焼けした肌に黒のフェイスペイントという姿で、男性にも負けないほどの気迫を見せる女性たち。彼女たちはプロのアスリートではなく、中には子供を持つ女性もいる。

試合が行なわれる土曜日の朝8時。シカゴ・ブリスの選手たちは同じ中西部地区のライバルチーム、グリーンベイ・チルとの試合に臨むべくバスに乗る。バスの中はにぎやかだ。何年もランジェリー姿でプレーしてきた彼女たちは、時々起こる"ポロリ"を含めすっかり慣れっこだという。そうこうするうちにバスは試合会場に到着。美容室と化したロッカールームでは和気あいあいとしているが、試合前には戦士の顔に変わる。

ハーフタイムでのロッカールームでは鬼軍曹のようなコーチのゲキが飛ぶ。たとえ試合でチームが優勢だとしても、「ここで油断するんじゃない」とばかりに放送禁止用語を交えながらハッパをかけまくるのだ。女性だからといって容赦せずに男性と同じ扱いをする、これがコーチからの最大級の称賛らしい。



その一方で、LFLには「試合のチケットを売るために、女性を物として見ている」との批判も多い。これに対し、選手の1人は「私たちは真剣にやってるの。(ユニフォームは)ただのコスチュームに過ぎないわ」と一蹴。実は彼女たち、プレーでお金をもらっているわけではなく、生命保険の勧誘員や歯医者など、それぞれ別の仕事で生計を立てているのだ。

好きでやっているとはいえ、選手はパッドなどの防具もほとんど身に着けず、激しいプレーで脳震盪を起こすこともあるのが現実。LFLのコミッショナーは頑丈とはいえない防具について、NFLのような(頑丈な)ヘルメットは"武器"になりうることを理由に挙げているが、負傷に対する補償制度も整っていない。さらに<ABC>リポーターから"セクシーさはカネになる(sex sells)"という姿勢について尋ねられると、デヴィッド・ベッカムやトム・ブレイディ、マリア・シャラポワといった外見が取り沙汰されることの多い有名アスリートの名を挙げ、商業的な成功と関連付けた。

家族や周りの人が心配する中、「プレーしたい」という強い気持ちだけでフィールドに出ているLFLの選手たち。手薄なバックアップ体制も、スポーツへの愛があれば克服できるものなのだろうか。

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IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 6:  A member of a cart team is seen during the "Orange Battle" at the 2005 Ivrea Carnival on February 6, 2005 in Ivrea, Italy. During the "Orange Battle" 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between teams on carts and teams of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorates a popular rebellion against the tyreant in 1266.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  An orange thrower is seen during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  Orange throwers during the 'Orange Battle' on February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between team on carts versus team of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorate a popular rebellion against the tyrant in 1266, February 22, 2009 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  Oranges are seen on the ground during the 'Orange Battle'  in Ivrea, Italy. During the 'Orange Battle' 3600 quintals of oranges are used to fight between teams on carts and teams of orange throwers on foot. The battle commemorates a popular rebellion against the tyreant in 1266.> on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  Teams throw oranges at each other during the battle of oranges in Ivrea, Italy. The battle commemorates a popular rebellion against a tyrant in 1266 when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The carnival's famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22:  Piazza di Citt√† full of teams of the orange throwers on foot  during the final act of the carnival in Ivrea, Italy. The carnival's famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival. on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  Teams throw oranges at each other during the battle of oranges in Ivrea, Italy. The battle commemorates a popular rebellion against a tyrant in 1266 when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The carnival's famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  Teams throw oranges at each other during the battle of oranges in Ivrea, Italy. The battle commemorates a popular rebellion against a tyrant in 1266 when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The carnival's famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival. on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26. A team of the orange throwers on foot battle against those above in a carriage during the carnival on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy. The carnival?s famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26. A team of the orange throwers on foot battle against those above in a carriage during the carnival on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy. The carnival?s famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26. A team of the orange throwers on foot battle against those above in a carriage during the carnival on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy. The carnival?s famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  A team of orange throwers await the next team of carriages to arrive during the battle of oranges on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy. The carnival?s famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival.

IVREA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26. Teams of orange throwers get ready prior the battle of the oranges during the Carnival on February 26, 2006 in Ivrea, Italy. The carnival?s famous orange battles originate from the town's medieval heritage, when feudal Lords would hand out food to the poor who reputedly threw it back as a gesture of disrespect. The battle of oranges is the most spectacular event of the festivities representing the fight for freedom, the symbol of the Ivrea Carnival.

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HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 29:  Micaela Schaefer attends Baci Lingerie Shop-Opening at Gaensemarkt-Passage on February 29, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 29:  Gina-Lisa Lohfink attends Baci Lingerie Shop-Opening at Gaensemarkt-Passage on February 29, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.

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HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 29:  Gina-Lisa Lohfink attends Baci Lingerie Shop-Opening at Gaensemarkt-Passage on February 29, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.

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HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 29:  Micaela Schaefer attends Baci Lingerie Shop-Opening at Gaensemarkt-Passage on February 29, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.

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