ALBION Women showed their support for players protesting in response to sexual misconduct allegations in the women’s game overseas.

Brighton and Hove Albion were among numerous Women’s Super League sides to link arms in the centre circle before kick-off.

Hope Powell’s squad were joined by players from Tottenham Hotspur prior to their match at Broadfield Stadium in Crawley on Sunday.

WSL stars from Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Aston Villa, Leicester and Reading also joined in the action.

The Argus: Arsenal Women and Everton Women protesting on Sunday Arsenal Women and Everton Women protesting on Sunday

Women’s Championship sides Liverpool and Sheffield United, as well as various match officials, also participated over the weekend.

The protests came days after National Women's Soccer League in the US were postponed following sexual misconduct allegations.

Players in the top-flight of women’s football in the United States commenced the protest on Wednesday.

NWSL games were momentarily paused so teams could show solidarity with players who have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations by gathering around pitch centre circle in the sixth minute of the match.

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The protests follow the sacking of the England-born North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley following sexual misconduct allegations, which he denies.

In Australia, players within the women’s game have also come forward with allegations of sexual harassment within the sport.

During the Albion match, the home side recovered from their loss to Chelsea to earn a 2-1 win.

Goals from Lee Geum-min and Victoria Williams sealed the win for Albion and this ending Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the campaign.

Tottenham scored a late goal through Kit Graham and also had Rachel Williams sent off.

Albion currently sit in fifth place in the WSL table after five games.

They next face Birmingham City in the WSL Cup on Wednesday.