Let me repeat, Fara Williams became the most capped English footballer in our country's history.
She has earned more caps for England, out of every female and male footballer, in our country's history.
But in this patriarchal society, the probability of earning such an achievement without attracting misogynistic vitriol, or chauvinistic condescension, or ignorant sexism is rather low.
As the official England twitter account broadcast the news, the responses varied from immense support and congratulations, to cries that 'women's football is shit'.
The claims that women's football is 'shit' might not be considered very offensive - they are claims made by the neanderthals of our game, and can be easily dismissed with the knowledge that Fara Williams would inevitably 'own' the person making the claims, if she were to take them on in a game of football.
However, there was one comment which hit a nerve for me. This comment said: "Surely you mean in "women's football history", to leave it as just "England's" is massively disrespectful to real football."
Of course, how silly of me to think that Fara Williams plays real football! Forgive me for my lack of reason - I understand now that Williams, alongside the previous record holder for the most caps, Rachel Yankey, have spent their careers playing a game of fairy football, an imaginary game of football, where the football is not real, where the goals, and the saves, and the clearances, and the volleys, and the corners, and the throw ins are all a complete figment of my womanly imagination.
What the man who made this comment meant, was that this was massively disrespectful to MEN'S football. What he meant, was that it was disrespectful for a woman, a body capable of all the same things his own is capable of, to be crowned the most capped English footballer in history.
What he meant by 'disrespectful', was that a woman being graced with the highest of footballing honours, was threatening. Threatening to the boys club of football.
How dare she? How dare a woman, regardless of how good a footballer she is, get above herself by accepting such a prestigious honour. One that should be saved only for the 'real' footballers. The 'male' footballers.
Women's football and men's football do have differences. Women and men have differences. However, the essence of football remains exactly the same, no matter who plays it.
If a group of five year old boys are playing football in a park, by the rules of first to three goals wins, are they also disrespecting 'real' football?
When the England blind football team play matches, are they disrespecting 'real' football?
I'm sure the individual who made the initial comment would be prepared with answers confirming that, no, the England blind football team are not disrespecting 'real' football because of their disabilities, and no, the five year old boys are not disrespecting 'real' football because of their youth and innocence.
Yet, for some reason, the presence of a vagina on a body, and that body earning the title of most capped English football player, is a disrespect to 'real' football.
'Real' football, that is played with a football, and two goal posts, and generally 22 players, and where the aim is to score a goal while the opposition try to stop this from happening. 'Real' football, where fans watch in awe at the sheer technical skill and ability of those before them, not stopping to think of the reproductive organs their body is home to.
'Real' football, that can be played by any person, at any time, at any location. Except for women apparently.
Yes, the reputation of women's football is increasing, yes, there is more TV air time for women's football than in previous years, yes, people are giving it more time of day.
But is sexism in football decreasing at an appropriate rate for the year 2014? No. No it is not. In the past year we have been subjected to Tam Cowan's vitriolic misogyny which the Daily Record so happily spouted, before passing it off as banter.
We have seen Richard Scudamore walk away from the sending and receiving of misogynistic emails with his job still in tact, despite our countries Prime Minister saying a member of his cabinet would not have survived if guilty of the same prejudice.
We have seen televised World Cup matches focusing on women in the crowds, and objectifying them, before turning the laptop on to see articles of the 20 'sexiest football fans at the World Cup'.
We saw only one female journalist from a national newspaper being sent to cover the World Cup, one that confirmed that she had no interest in football.
We have seen Women In Football conduct a groundbreaking survey into sexism within the industry, which revealed that two thirds of women working within the game had experienced sexism in the work place.
Finally, we have seen an inspirational footballer break the record for the most caps in English football history, and have her achievement branded disrespectful to 'real' football.
So do not patronise women in football by saying that sexism doesn't exist, that we're making a fuss over nothing, to calm down dear. Because sexism in football does exist, and while it may be decreasing, and while new precedents may be being set, it is far, far from over.