Actually its interesting how they got there, the idea seemed to be that women's football was slower than men's football, so it must be the case that men just use power and speed, therefore women's football is more skillful.
I think its a sort of tennis analogy.
This was popular in the early 2010s. Conceding it was a bit shit basically relaunched the sport in the mainstream, which I find fascinating.
Only people that don't watch football regularly could have made this mistake of course. If it was all about optimal skill levels there would be no Scottish football and nothing below the Championship (at best). Yet we all trudge back to watch our lads play the long ball and kick each other in a cross between trench warfare and agricultural labour carried out during a storm and wouldn't have it any other way.