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04/19/2007


Major League Soccer Player Mike Magee Gets Anti-Gay Hater's Respect: PHOTO

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Cheers to MLS Chicago Fire player Mike Magee for his response to an anti-gay tweet earlier this week.

SB Nation writes:

So, backstory: Mike Magee missed a penalty kick. We all remember that part. A Union supporter with the handle @aaronfox72 decided that a little post-game smack-talk was necessary (as one does) and fired off a tweet to Magee with the message, "great penalty faggot, GO UNION."

There is a reason athletes are called role models. The tweeter's response:


Irish Footballer Ger Brennan Thanks Team Boyfriends For Support In Championship Speech: VIDEO

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In what could have easily been overlooked as a passing comment, Ger Brennan — captain of the St. Vincent’s All Ireland club football team — thanked the team’s girlfriends and boyfriends for their support during the grueling championship tournament.

It’s a big deal considering the level of homophobia that persists in the European football. Just this week, fans of the German Bayern Munich team displayed a homophobic banner, depicting player Mesut Özil with his pants down and a cannon pointed at his butt.

Nevertheless, English ex-footballer Joey Barton thinks that the European sport has made ”so much progress” against homophobia. And here in America, Major League Soccer has just announced a new player code of conduct that will be posted in all locker rooms directly addressing anti-gay discrimination and harassment.

See a clip from Brennan’s speech AFTER THE JUMP…

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Footballer Sol Campbell Talks to BBC About Taunts He Endured Over Claims He Was Gay: VIDEO

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Former England footballer Sol Campbell spoke with the BBC about racist and homophobic abuse he endured from fans as a player.

Towleroad readers may recall reports here at the height of the taunts against Campbell, after which UK police charged 11 fans with homophobic abuse for chants like:

"He's big, he's black. He takes it up his crack. Sol Campbell, Sol Campbell."

"Sol, Sol, wherever you may be / You're on the verge of lunacy / And we don't give a f**k if you're hanging from a tree / You Judas c**t with HIV."

Campbell added that when he met with Puma as a potential sponsor and they asked him "Are you gay?" and they told him "it's a shame you're not because we wanted you to be the first gay footballer to sign with Puma."

They then dismissed him.

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Openly Gay Footballer Anton Hysen Signs with U.S. Team

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Anton Hysen, the Swedish footballer who came out of the closet in 2011, has signed with the fourth division team Myrtle Beach Mutiny, he reported on Instagram.

Writes Outsports:

So an openly gay professional soccer player will be playing in South Carolina. Their division features teams across the Southeast. Not only is it supposed to be "impossible" for a professional male athlete to be openly gay, but it's "100% definitely impossible" to do it in South Carolina, Tennessee, George and the like. Yet Myrtle Beach is doing it. Not so impossible, I guess.

Said Hysen: "I am excited to be joining the Mutiny this season. This is a great opportunity for me on a personal and professional level. I hope I can help take the team to the top of the NPSL."


Probably Best to Ask Before Kissing Your Favorite Footballer: VIDEO

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Victor "Muma" Bernárdez, who is retiring from international play after the World Cup in Brazil and played his last game with the Honduran national football team this week, posed with fans after the game, Deadspin reports. Some of the fans were a bit more forward than others.

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Rachel Maddow on Mizzou's Amazing Snowy Tribute to Michael Sam's Coming Out: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow reported on a heartwarming tribute that University of Missouri students created for defensive end Michael Sam to show support for his coming out on Sunday night.

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