Danish club fires footballer for ‘I hate gays’ comment
Polish goalkeeper Arek Onyszko has been fired by FC Midtjylland, a Danish football club, for making homophobic comments in his autobiography.
The player’s book, titled F**king Polack, was released yesterday. In it, he detailed his hate of homosexuality.
Onyszko wrote: “I hate gays, I really do. I think it’s f**king disgusting to hear them talk to each other as if they are girls. I can’t be in the same room as someone who’s gay. Look at them kissing each other – it’s sickening.”
He also likened gays to “vomit” and attacked female sports reporters.
He was fired from Odense football club OB in June after being convicted of assaulting his ex-wife. He was sentenced to three months in prison before being signed by FC Midtjylland.
In a recent interview, Onyszko said his Catholic beliefs prohibited him from accepting “those kind of people”.
Jens Ørgaard, head of sport at FC Midtjylland, told the Copenhagen Post that the player had been asked to halt the book to concentrate on his game.
He said: “We felt we did the right thing in the summer when we offered Arek Onyszko a new chance after his conviction. He was punished and like everyone else needed help to get back on his feet again.
“But lately he has abused our trust… despite warnings, he continued to work on the book project and [FC Midtjylland] had no knowledge of its existence until now.”
Another Danish club, the first division FC Frem, has now reportedly offered Onyszko a place on its team.