FIFA 16 introduces female players, and boy-nerds are very angry about it

US women's soccer star Alex Morgan, featured in the upcoming FIFA 16.

US women's soccer star Alex Morgan, featured in the upcoming FIFA 16. Photo: EA Sports

As the upper tiers of their sport crumble under the revelation of rampant systemic corruption, football fans are freaking out over another wild development: EA Sports' FIFA 16 game has finally introduced female players, and boy-nerds are very angry about it.

The games publisher released the first official trailer for FIFA 2016 overnight, dropping the bombshell on unsuspecting douche-bros: for the first time in its 22-year history, the game features playable female footballers.

Twelve women's national teams are featured, including star players like Brazil's Marta, USA's Alex Morgan, England's Steph Houghton, and our very own Matildas

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"To be one of the first female players included in the game is something we'll always be able to look back on and be proud of," England captain Houghton told Sky Sports from Canada, where the world's best national teams are currently preparing for the Women's World Cup, which kicks off next weekend.

"Hopefully it will help raise the profile of the women's game even further," she added. "Quite a few of us play FIFA... I'm looking forward to scoring as myself for the first time!"

Sadly, the response from many male gamers was predictably obnoxious:

Thankfully, at least some Twitter users were quick to point our their fellow gamers' stupidity:

And that is what's known in internet circles as 'sick burns'. Deal with it, nerds.

The game hits stores in September.

Source: Buzzfeed