Friday, November 16, 2007

Homophobia in soccer, part 64

Saturday night, Miami's Dolphin Stadium will be the host site for a friendly match between Guatemala and Honduras' national soccer teams.

As a number of Latin American sports journalists were interviewing Guatemala's coach Hernán Darío Gómez, he spotted Reinaldo Rueda, a Guatemala-born technical assistant for Honduras. He then walked over to him and planted a "thundering" kiss.

This according to Honduran papers La Prensa and El Heraldo, both which said that the coach's antics demonstrated his tremendous sense of humor.

Asked what the kiss meant, Gómez told reporters: "The kiss can mean anything, except that we are faggots."

He was certainly playing it up for the reporters and obviously thinks that playing up the fag angle is funny but when it comes down to it it's just more of the usual homophobic banter that happens in the world of soccer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And I wonder how they justify all that ass-patting that happens on the soccer field???