1. Michael says

    So exactly what is the point of all the anti protests in France? Marriage equality is now law.

  2. Whut says

    ^This. It seems verrrrrry fa99y. Girl bye with your flaming torch, it’s last call.

  3. ACE says

    Run at me while I’m holding a racket, bigot. See what happens. … … … ACE!

  4. misha says

    Was that another protester being rushed off on the side just before the flame guy shows up? It appears as though a security guy is rushing someone out of the courtside seats before the other guy appears on the court. How are these idiots protecting the rights of children at an adults’ tennis match? Flaming breeders…I just don’t get it.

  5. Graphicjack says

    Yup, not proclaims my heterosexuality and my hate of all things queer like wearing a Phantom mask, going shirtless and protesting a tennis match with flares…. HUH?

  6. rees cramer says

    It is really sad that these guys don’t have something better to do with their lives than be angry about someone else’s happiness. I guess we have westboro Baptist.

  7. Gast says

    These bigots are relentless, their acts are pathetic, heartbreaking and completely unjustifiable.

  8. Miguel R. says

    So the flaming shirtless dude being hugged by a hunky man from behind is anti-gay protestor. Totally unsurprising.

  9. SayTheTruth says

    French always loved to protest. Let’s see what’s the next protest when this wears off.

  10. northalabama says

    i felt sorry for ferrer and nadal, who had absolutely nothing to do with france’s marriage equality law, and were just trying to earn a few hundred thousand dollars at work. some will do anything for attention.

  11. Francis #1 says

    What’s going on in France is pretty disgusting at this point. It’s been a month now essentially and there are still people being bashed on a nearly daily basis and these ridiculous protests. All because the country gives equality to GLB folk. So sad.

    What’s scary is there is no real end goal anymore. Marriage and adoption equality is legal in France. This is really about terrorizing people at this point.

  12. Mike Ryan says

    Would have been really cool if Nadal dropped that racket and sucker-punched that protestor knocking him out and to the ground. The fans would have gone nuts!

    On American TV former tennis player and now host John McEnroe had no kind words for the protestors and had to curtail his language several times. I could have swore he was bleeped.

  13. Keith says

    Congratulations to Rafa for the win. Eight times. See you at the all England club señor.

  14. Pete N SFO says

    Unmask that flaming protestor immediately!

    After the murder of a gay man in the street, for folks to show up like this means that the opponents are not yet vilified enough.

    Put his picture everywhere.

  15. Paul R says

    I have highlights almost the same color as that guy’s, but his shoes indicate that he’s not gay or perhaps even French.

  16. Tom says

    Even though I thought what the hell, when it happened, it livened up just a bit a rather dull tennis match. Just a tiny bit.

  17. Krajci says

    I’m glad that opponents are still making a fuss and protesting. France may have gay marriage, but that doesn’t mean the people who’re against it shouldn’t let it be known and send the message that just because it’s legal doesn’t mean we like you or what you’re doing.

  18. Wil says

    I wasn’t able to watch the match or much coverage, but I’m surprised I haven’t read anything about press questions to the players on this… Would have been a great opportunity for Nadal or Ferrer to endorse equality (which is law in their native Spain). Of course, their concern was the match, but since the topic was brought up (albeit in a very rude way by the flaming nude straight guys) they might have said something in support– if they do indeed support the idea. Meanwhile we still wait for the first out gay male player.

  19. Jay says

    What he’s protesting has yet to be discovered. By then it will be too late for the children. Who cares, when you can make snarky comments? Imagine these bitches as parents? Help…

  20. Anastasia Beaverhausen says

    Issue the security guards Super Soakers filled with petrol. Flamer problem solved.

  21. TyInTennn says

    I think I had the chance to move/protect Nadal, I would have grabbed everything I could get. Meow!

  22. Jack M says

    Please explain to me why a tennis match is the perfect venue for an anti-gay protest.

  23. MateoM says

    Where did all of these anti-LGBT-equality troll commenters come from? Isn’t Free Republic the place for their vitriol?

  24. Diana says

    What a bunch of freaks France has. The anti-gay people are STILL whining about gay marriage? Get over it! It’s already finalized, so get used to it. And get a life while you’re at it.