Mexico’s antitrust commission fined the country’s top soccer clubs and its national federation almost $9 million this week for conspiring to keep the salaries of its female players artificially low.

The Federal Economic Competition Commission said Thursday that 17 soccer clubs, the league, the national federation, and eight executives had colluded to fix a salary ceiling for women players as well as hinder competition for male players, “which eliminated the competition between clubs to sign [the players] with better compensation and widened the salary gap between genders.” Read More