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04/19/2007


'Cristiano Ronaldo is Gay', Maradona a 'Maricon' Say Homophobic T-Shirts Targeting Football Stars

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Just ahead of this summer's World Cup, which will take place in Brazil, an apparel company in that country has been selling homophobic t-shirts targeting some well-known soccer players.

Think Progress reports: Ronaldo

Though some of them are benign — one refers to Italian striker Mario Balotelli as a “loser” and another pokes fun at the French by reminding them that former star Zinedine Zidane is “over” — others are hardly so. One of the shirts says plainly that “C. Ronaldo is gay,” referring to Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo. Another calls Argentina legend Diego Maradona a “maricon,” a slang Portuguese and Spanish term for “faggot.”

The t-shirts have apparently been selling well. They're currently sold out.

According to Caught Off Side, the designer, Sergio K, has denied any claims of homophobia.

Sergio K has attempted to defend his clothing line saying his shirts are “misunderstood” and that “this collection is in the irreverent vein of our brand.” He has also rejected accusations of homophobia stating “It’s not homophobic to me, homophobia is another story. The t-shirts don’t say attack them, and they do not incite violence.”

An online petition asking Sergio K to stop producing the t-shirts has been making the rounds on the Internet.


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MATT ALBER: "Tightrope".

CRISTIANO RONALDO: Posing by a colossal version of himself in underwear.

DATE TRIP: The web series takes a trip to Area 51 in Nevada.

THE CUTTLEFISH: Ze Frank takes on this marine dweller.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Helps Out Male Hug-Fan, Drops Pants for New Underwear Line: VIDEO

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You may recall that back in August, a football fan invaded the pitch in Miami to give Cristiano Ronaldo a long hug and whisper in his ear during the International Champions Cup final. Ronaldo, despite what could have been a dangerous situation, acted graciously.

The fan, an Albanian, was charged with trespass and disorderly conduct and is now threatened with deportation and expulsion from college if the charges are upheld.

Ronaldo has gone out of his way and written a letter to Miami's District Attorney asking for the charges to be dropped, Yahoo Sports reports:

"I understand your position and the importance of enforcing rules and law," Ronaldo wrote in a letter to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. "However, I respectfully request that you and your office reconsider this decision and dismiss the two criminal charges this young man faces."

In other Ronaldo news, he's making a splash this week by coming for David Beckham's underwear business with a new line of his own, designed in collaboration with New York-based designer Richard Chai.

Watch an interview with Chai, some more images from the campaign, and the hug video,
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Fan Interrupts Football Match in Miami for Intimate Hug, Whisper with Cristiano Ronaldo: VIDEO

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A football fan in Miami invaded the pitch to give Cristiano Ronaldo a long hug and whisper in his ear on Wednesday night during the International Champions Cup final in Miami.

Writes Yahoo's Brooks Peck: "You can say a lot of things about Ronaldo, but you can't say he isn't a good listener."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Meets His Turkish Impersonator and #1 Fan: VIDEO

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Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo met Gokmen, Akdogan, a 23-year-old man who makes a living impersonating Ronaldo, in a strange and funny moment after a match on Tuesday in Istanbul, Yahoo reports:

Akdogan (below), who also plays semi-professionally for lower-league side Seyhanspor, makes it his business to dress like Ronaldo, have his hair cut like Ronaldo... and apparently he even takes his free-kicks like Ronaldo. And the facial similarity is there for all to see.

Both men were all smiles when they met after Tuesday's match - a meeting which appears to have been engineered by Turkish TV - with Gokmen understandably delighted at meeting his idol, having previously said it would be a "dream" to shake the big man's hand.

One place where they don't measure up is height though - the Real Deal is a good three or four inches taller than his lookalike.

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Busts Fan's Nose, Gives Him Shirt

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Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo offered an injured fan a shirt after his match on Tuesday, Yahoo reports:

"In the 16th minute, with the score still 0-0, Ronaldo cleared a ball into the stands that smacked a guy in the first row right in the face. The guy got a bloody nose and probably wasn't the most comfortable man in the stadium for the rest of the match. But after the final whistle blew, Ronaldo sought him out. Following a bit of confusion over who he was supposed to talk to, he gave the guy a shirt and a picture and apologized for making his nose explode."

Ronaldo took the shirt off his back to give the fan, but security swapped it out for a fresh one at the last second, unfortunately.

Watch it all go down, AFTER THE JUMP...

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