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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

FROM THE PRESS: further reports on JOSE gay slur

THANKS TO OUT FRIENDS AT GAY STAR NEWS, JUST A BALL GAME? BRING YOU MORE ON THE STORY.




Real Madrid coach Mourinho makes gay football slur
José Mourinho faces UEFA investigation after making gay slur on camera in Moscow
José Mourinho apparently making a gay slur on a Moscow football pitch.
One of Europe’s most celebrated football coaches, José Mourinho, has been caught on camera apparently making a gay slur.
Mourinho is currently coach of Spanish superclub Real Madrid, he was previously at Chelsea in Britain, and is nicknamed ‘The Special One’.
He made the comments while kicking a ball around on a snowy soccer pitch in Moscow on Monday (20 February), prior to the Champion’s League match between Real Madrid and Moscow yesterday (21 February).
In the film clip the cameras follow Mourinho out onto the pitch and the microphone appears to pick him up saying: ‘Y esos maricones… No dicen con que balon se juega?’ This translates as: ‘And these queers… do not say that you play ball?’
Gay Star News understands that French LGBT team Paris Foot Gay and campaigner Lindsay England have complained about his behaviour to UEFA, the governing body for European soccer.
They have been told that UEFA will investigate. The organization has officially backed Football v Homophobia week this week.
England, founding director of LGBT activist group Just a Ball Game? said the slur was ‘unnecessary and inappropriate’.
She added: ‘As fans of the game both LGBT and straight the world over are this week celebrating the lives of LGBT players, coaches, managers, etc under the banner of Football v Homophobia comments such as this from high profile and well respected people within the game highlight how much work and education there is still needed to be done.
‘There have been a number of coaches, managers and former managers in the past several years who have made these type of comments and it’s hoped that European governing body UEFA will hold Mr Mourinho accountable and implement the correct fines and disciplinary action.’
You can see the clip here: