Ex-NBA star Andrew Bogut fumes after sports registration form asks if six-year-old child is non-binary
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Former NBA star Andrew Bogut has fumed online after a registration form asked if his young child was non-binary.
The Australian was signing up his six-year-old child to play football through the Football Australia website.
While signing up Bogut went through the usual questions before coming up to the section that asked about the player’s gender.
And to the basketballer's dismay, there was an option for ‘non-binary’.
While ‘male’ and ‘female’ have often been the only two options in these types of forms.
However, as society has slowly progressed to recognise those who might be gender fluid, gender non-conforming, or non-binary, these options have made their way to official forms.
And Bogut was not happy.
He took to Twitter to express his anger at seeing these options reflected in a child’s sports registration form.
He tweeted: “Signing our 6 YEAR OLD! Once again, 6 YEAR OLD! up for soccer. Cmon @FootballAus.”
He added in another tweet: The @ausgov is delivering a masterclass in sports washing."
However, people were quick to criticise the basketballer for being close-minded on the issue.
One commenter said: "That’s a standard form mate. Are you suggesting they adjust it just so the parents of 6yos don’t freak out at having to check a box?"
Another added: "Did the drop down menu trigger you, Andrew? Are you triggered???"
A third wrote: "I’m not following the outrage. Did the extra options make you question your child’s gender, or was there some kind of witch spell preventing you from picking an option and going on with your day?"
Bogut was fiery when interacting with the comments, demanding to know how many genders there were.
Football Australia, as well as many sporting organisations in the country, have committed to ‘developing trans and gender diverse inclusion frameworks for their sport', according to the Daily Mail.
CEO James Johnson said he wanted trans and gender non-conforming people to feel included and welcome to play sport.
“We look forward to working with Pride in Sport to formalise frameworks and guidelines that promote inclusion for trans and gender diverse people within our game – be they at the grassroots or professional level, in administrative roles, or any other capacity," he said in a statement.
"Football is the world game and it is our mission to make football inclusive for all."
SPORTbible has reached out to Football Australia for comment.