So Koke provoked Cristiano with homophobic abuse, but the media play it down. Typical for the backward football world.
Koke to Cristiano: “You faggot!”
Cristiano: “I might be a faggot… but a very rich one. Arsehole.“
Sadly, homophobic expressions are still considered and used as the ultimate insult in male football.
Disgusting. A shame for the beautiful game. Even worse when a player of a big club acts like this. What if one of his teammates were gay? Would he refuse to work together with him?
I sharply criticise FIFA, UEFA, the clubs and other
football organisations. At most they pay lip service against homophobia, but
don’t take action. In this case, Koke gets away with his disgusting behaviour. For sure, he sees no need to apologise to Cristiano or at least to rethink his attitude. And sadly, Koke can count with the more or less silent consent of big parts of the football community.
Incredible that in men’s football, these backward, inhuman views are still prevalent. Homophobia has to be prosecuted and punished like racism.