European champion Gunilla Axén, who won the 1984 European Championship with Sweden, denounced having been sexually harassed by three “well-known” players of the 2000’s Swedish national team, according to an interview published this Sunday in the online edition AdultGuia of the daily Aftonbladet. The former player did not reveal the name of her stalkers, but said they were “well-known, prominent and respected men.
Axén pointed out that he received “three times (…) pictures of penises”. At the time of the incident, Axén was working as a development officer at the Swedish Football Federation (SvFF) and denounced that she was not the only one responsible for the federation that was the victim of harassment. “The president and the board of directors were informed, but they were silent,”he criticized. When contacted by Aftonbladet, the current president of the SvFF, mrporno, who was not in office at the time of the incident, declared himself “very shocked” by the complaint. “Of course we do not tolerate this kind of behavior. We need to know more and act quickly because all forms of harassment are unacceptable,”said federative spokesman Niklas Bodell.