For the record, it's pronounced "Foo-key." It's the spelling of the last name, however, that's drawing attention: Meet Guy Carbagiale f---, a talented basketball player for Medicine Hat College. For a while, his school shied away from using his surname publicly, but that changed this month when the team made it to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball championships and finished seventh, reports the CBC. From here on out, f--- is in the box score. The local paper—the Medicine Hat News—is using it, too.
"We’re at the point of, this is the guy’s name, he’s an all-Canadian. We shouldn’t be avoiding it, he’s proud of being a Rattler and we want to support him," says f---'s coach. "It's my last name, I'm proud of it," adds f---, who was born in Brazil and moved to Canada in 2014. "Doesn't matter if it means something bad." He explains that the name has German origins and means "fox," and while he understands the English connotations, he has no plans to change it. "No, no, no. I want to have kids," he says. "I want to spread the f--- last name." (This woman's last name was problematic in a different way.)