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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy made his way through the the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum on Friday, checking out the memorabilia and bronze busts before stopping to take a picture of Jen Welter’s blue-and-pink jersey to send to his younger sister.

“She will love this,” said Zach Fleming, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan in town with his dad for the first time.

“I want her to know girls can make the Hall of Fame, too.”

Welter became the first woman to coach an NFL game in 2015 when she joined the Arizona Cardinals as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason.

The shirt, pants and sneakers she wore on the sideline in all four exhibition games are on display at a new exhibit in the Pro Football Today area of the museum.

Welter’s game-worn Texas Revolution jersey, her Dallas Diamonds helmet and a commemorative helmet signed by Team Australia during her time as head coach of the national team is also displayed in a separate glass enclosure.

The “Women’s Impact on Football” exhibit debuted ahead of this week’s enshrinement festivities. It features artifacts from women who have played, coached, officiated and broadcast the game at its highest level.

“There’s a lot of women involved in pro football and we wanted to recognize their contributions and tell their stories,” said Ben Ankrum, assistant curator at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “We’ve had other exhibits featuring women in pro football and it got to the point where we could do something larger and more permanent.”

Other items on display include:

—Callie Brownson’s game-worn jacket and a signed ball from the game in which she became the first woman to serve as a position coach for an NFL regular-season game with the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 29, 2020. Brownson filled in as the tight ends coach when Drew Petzing didn’t travel with the team after his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child.

—Katie Sowers’ 49ers polo from the 2017 season, when she became only the second woman to serve as a full-time NFL coach. San Francisco hired Sowers as an assistant for the 217 season. Kathryn Smith was the first female full-time coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2016.

—The shoes Buccaneers assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust wore when she and assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar became the first female coaches to win a Super Bowl after Tampa Bay’s victory over Kansas City on Feb. 7, 2021.

—Maia Chaka’s referee uniform and penalty flags. Chaka became the first Black woman to officiate an NFL game in 2021.

—Six-time national champion quarterback Allison Cahill’s signed jersey from her MVP performance in the Boston Renegades’ victory in the 2021 Women’s Alliance of Professional Football National Championship Game played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

—Hannah Storm’s and Andrea Kremer’s headsets from 2018, when they became the first all-female broadcast team to call an NFL regular-season game.


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Man Utd squad cost compared to Brentford revealed… with Erik ten Hag’s flops worth EIGHT time more despite loss

MANCHESTER UNITED'S flops cost nearly EIGHT times more than the Brentford heroes who humiliated them.

The Red Devils were battered 4-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium on an embarrassing evening.

4Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes cost a combined £140mCredit: Reuters 4The Brentford starting XI cost just £55m but smashed four past the bungling defenceCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

Their first-half collapse included two horrendous blunders from David de Gea, a moaning Cristiano Ronaldo and resulted in a triple substitution at half-time.

But the alarming stat posted by Sky Sports during the second half showed just how impressive Brentford and their recruitment has been compared to the shambles at Old Trafford.

United's starting XI cost approximately £424million.

That included the world-record £85m for Harry Maguire and £73m on the anonymous Jadon Sancho.

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By comparison, Thomas Frank's 11 brilliant Bees stars arrived in West London for a grand total of £55m.

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He said: "It's a real achievement to spend a billion pounds and be this bad. 

"It doesn't take much to dismantle this United team. You just need organization and fight and they will crumble. Flaky like you wouldn't believe. They're like jelly.

"I've watched Manchester United for 42 years and I can't think of a moment where it has been as bad as the first half. 

"Erik ten Hag has picked the smallest team he could hoping they would outplay Brentford.

"You have to deal with the physical side of the Premier League. It's like a men's team against Under-9s.

"They have been mauled. Bullied. Messed around with like you wouldn’t believe in this first half hour.

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