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Italian Footballers’ Association head “would not recommend coming out” to players

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  1. Yes because as soon as a gay man sees a c*ck he can’t control himself can he?

    I see guys naked all the time where I work but it doesn’t mean that I automatically want to have sex with them.

  2. Christine Beckett 30 Nov 2011, 3:47pm

    Feckin’ jackass….


  3. “Expressing your sexual preferences is difficult in all environments” Really?

  4. “In this sport the players practically live with each other, it’s different to every other profession.

    Well in the Armed Forces you live in close confies with each other, especialy in a messdeck on a warship, and they don’t seem to have a problem….

  5. so he doesnt want gay players to come out because that would make the locker room an awkward place, but he is happy for closeted ones to share one with other naked players. hmmmm

    1. Weird, isn’t it? DADT, Italian edition. The convoluted logic (if ‘logic’ is the right word) doesn’t seem to concern them.

  6. No Mr. Damasio. No, football is not different from everything else. Being employed to kick a leather sphere around does not make you special, and there is nothing about doing it that makes openness about one’s sexuality impossible. Grow up, get over it and stop making feeble excuses for institutional bigotry.

  7. Thinly disguised homophobia.

  8. The days of living your life hiding in the closet and pretending one is not gay are over people, get use to it we are coming out in force and demanding our freedoms and Civil Rights and we demand our Equality, we pay taxes the same as you and we demand the same rights as everybody else.

  9. Ah, yes.

    It would be awkward for the players, or it would be awkward for Tommasi?

    I’d vote for the latter.

  10. José Merentes 30 Nov 2011, 11:36pm

    Veeeeery silly!

  11. That;s pretty funny since European soccer is the gayest of team sports. Euro soccer players are pretty boys that look about two wine coolers away from bending over for the nearest muscle daddy.

    1. I don’t know if replacing one set of stereotypes with another is particularly helpful.

  12. He’s just worried that if Italian footballers start coming out it’d be like that scene from Spartacus.

  13. He’s just a simple Italian who does not understand the world.

    If he lived in a democracy (instead of in Italy where the previois PM was a corrupt, maniacal pedo) he’d realise how ignorant and stupid he sounded.

    1. “profession..”


  14. There has been some breathtaking hypocrisy recently about heterosexism and homophobia in football. Compare the mealy mouthed nonsense about homophobia produced by FIFA and the English FA, with the FA’s zero-tolerance attitude towards racism and the fact that at least one player is currently subject to a criminal investigation because of alleged racial comments made to a fellow player. So, why is it that the FA and FIFA are prepared to hold the 2012 European Championships and the 2018 World Cup in countries that are blatantly and unshamedly homophobic? And why is there no zero tolerance attitude towards homophobic comments by fans and players in the UK? I think it’s time we bombarded the FA with questions and demanded equality with other minority groups

  15. Staircase2 1 Dec 2011, 4:12pm

    What a load of old bollocks!

  16. Yet again football, the thickest of sports (and coincidentally the most homosexual of sports, esp in Italy, snort!) gets SEXUAL EQUALITY confused with SEX (as in down and drrrty).

    God, they are thick.

  17. Jock S. Trap 15 Dec 2011, 12:59pm

    Which is why football will remain in the wilderness unlike most other more accepting sports… sorts out the men from the boys shall we say.

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