Hardly any consequences for the perpetrator
National player leaves Mexico because of stalker
03/22/2023, 02:48 am
The Mexican soccer player has been harassed by a stalker for months. The perpetrator only receives a small sentence for the snares. Now the 22-year-old international is taking action, leaving her Club America and moving to the USA.
After months of harassment on social media and minimal consequences for the perpetrator, a Mexican professional soccer player wants to leave her country. Talks with the US club Angel City for the transfer of Scarlett Camberos are underway, said their club América in Mexico City on Tuesday (local time). With the change of club, they want to contribute to their psychological and emotional recovery.
The 22-year-old has been a victim of cyberbullying since July. The perpetrator had also followed her on the street, as local media reported. A ban on approaching was therefore not observed, and only a 36-hour house arrest was imposed on the man. In the statement, Club America regretted the lack of digital harassment regulations in the Latin American country. Camberos, who is also a US citizen, is already outside of Mexico.
“I wish with all my heart that the situation in Mexico changes so that no woman has to go through what I have experienced,” Camberos said in her farewell message. Other professional women footballers have also faced harassment in the country. Camberos made her debut for America 14 months ago and has scored 16 goals in 30 games. She also plays for Mexico’s women’s national team.