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LAFC posts supporter relations job, people freak, listing is then changed

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Wanted: (Probably) A guy like this, who plays FIFA, is bilingual, played soccer, has good communications skills...
Wanted: (Probably) A guy like this, who plays FIFA, is bilingual, played soccer, has good communications skills...
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I'm not sure if LAFC posted this job on Wednesday, but American soccer twitter found a job listing from the club on the league's jobs board on Wednesday, for a club supporter relations job.

In broad strokes, it sounds like they want a combination of a communications person and a club ambassador, a la Frankie Hejduk with the Columbus Crew or Jimmy Conrad's KICK TV persona.

But there were a few bits that led to MLS fans and media members to mock or disparage the club's purposes with the job. Among those:

That was the part that really set folks off, unsurprisingly. While other MLS teams have either tried to start their own Supporters Groups or tried to intervene in existing SGs, to publicly let slip that they want to appoint SG leaders obviously did not go down well.

My guess is that LAFC wants to start another Supporters Group, and are/were looking to vet the leaders in that, but that's mere speculation on my part.

Regarding the requirement (that still exists) that applicants should have "significant playing experience," listed as NCAA or high-level amateur at a minimum, there's this potential point (though of course women play soccer too, yadda yadda):

In the end, LAFC admitted they altered the job description, taking out most of the stuff that was mocked/disparaged:

Update: They also later updated the posting regarding the playing experience portion:

The current job description is here, if you are interested and/or want to apply for it.

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