It appears to be a common form of discrimination there, even if it's not technically legal it's widespread. It does appear though, that the majority of supporters are supportive (heh) of the women's desire to support their teams, so hopefully it will become a focus for an improvement in women's social and cultural access there. Football can change the world!
(Oh and my team's Blackpool. Got rid of the owners who a judge called asset strippers and who amused themselves sueing fans who said something similar. I've been to two or three matches since we got rid of them and the last match I went with my Dad and Brother as we used to when we were season ticket holders before the boycott. I also took my youngest daughter.)