There seems to be alot of controversy with regards to this subject.
Now with modelling magazines, shows and such media all over the place I can assume we have reached an age where we have not only accepted but happily embraced a female's decision to modelling.
The contoversy is not with females and modelling in general.
So I can only assume the controversy surrounds issues such as 'they are only doing it to exploit the athletes' and 'they are selling out their sport' and 'how can people take them seriously if they do that?'
I do not see a problem whatsoever with sports people modelling. And if they do it in the name of their sport, then even better.
Alot of people know who Amy Taylor is and that can only be a good thing.
I dont think it should be forced by management or officials, it should come down to the individual player's choice. ie- They should not force all players to wear tighter or skimpier outfits in a poor bid to boost the profile of the game.
On the field they should wear what they wear now because a change in uniform to sex up the sport (such as what the wear in beach volleyball) will undermine the sport and put alot of females off playing - especially those uncomfortable with their bodys (which seems to be alot of females)
But if women footballers want to do modelling and have their body plastered all over the major magazines - I am all for it.
Perhaps I can start naming names... ;)