Tempers flare, testosterone levels are measured, and the boys butt heads like rams during mating season. This is why we tune into soccer right?
Most likely no, but we also don't tune in to see homophobia in all of its glory.
According to reports in Spain, Ronaldo was allegedly branded a 'faggot' by Spain international Koke during an altercation after the Real star had settled the game with a sublime hat-trick in a 3-0 win.
Spanish radio station Cadena Cope revealed the alleged exchange when the pair came to blows in the changing rooms, with the three-time Ballon d'Or winner responding to Koke's alleged slur by saying, 'A faggot with a lot of money, you bastard.' – dailymail.co.uk
The dailymail.co.uk did not include the words 'faggot' and 'bastard' but since they've been on South Park, it should be okay to type them, no? Some sources say the last word was asshole and not bastard. Either one works just fine.
Did the exchange in the changing room happen?
Did Ronaldo just admit to being gay?
Or was Ronaldo just saying he is rich, gay or o not, he's got the money?
Your thoughts Instincters?
My thoughts? More power to Ronaldo. If he is gay, it may be time to just say it. I always think everyone needs to come out when they are ready, stars or not.
And my other thought is of "Fried Green Tomatoes." Ronaldo's statement reminded me of this epic scene from the movie.