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French Soccer Team Boots Gay Player

Paris gay group demands sanctions

(Newser) - A French soccer team has booted a player for being gay. Yoann Lemaire took a sabbatical last year from amateur club FC Chooz after teammates went on a homophobic rant on TV. Now team managers won't let him return, saying they want to avoid stirring up any trouble with his... More »

Gay Players Cost Germany World Cup: Soccer Agent

Comments spark uproar

(Newser) - The agent for the captain of Germany's national soccer team has blamed "gay players" for the nation's failure to capture a World Cup title, sparking a firestorm of criticism. Michael Becker, who represents captain Michael Ballack, scoffed at the "bunch of gays" on the World Cup team in... More »

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