We’re not suggesting European soccer has a bit of trouble enforcing its goals of respect and mutual understanding between countries, cultures, and ethnicities, but governing football bodies can’t even hold up a punishment for blatant racism that everyone seemingly agrees on.
(Joe Jackson was right; it’s different for girls. Isn’t that right, Natasha Kai?)
So when former footie star Paul Elliott claims at least a dozen current English soccer players are homosexual and should be encouraged to make a mass outing as part of the FA’s attempt to squelch homophobia, we support the notion but wonder if “safety in numbers” implies that maybe it’s not quite safe to do so yet.
• THE WORLD OF ISAAC uncovers US soccer player Natasha Kai pulling a Brandi Chastain after the Americans beat Brazil for the women’s gold:
Frankly, we prefer to ogle Brandi’s original shirt-shedding.
• UNPROFESSIONAL FOUL can’t believe what they’re seeing, as a British couple thinks they’ve found a missing girl, but the child turns out to be the non-missing son of a Croatian soccer player.
• YOU BEEN BLINDED pulls no punches, as Mike Tyson says he’s done with boxing. (At least until his next appearance fee check clears.)
• WITH LEATHER finds A-Rod hanging with the new Menudo. Ay caramba!
Tags: Alex Rodriguez
, Andy Pettitte
, Beijing Olympics
, Brandi Chastain
, Chicago Cubs
, Croatian Soccer
, Matt Cassel
, Mike Tyson
, Natasha Kai
, New England Patriots
, New York Yankees
, Pudge Rodriguez
, St. Louis Cardinals
, Steve Bartman
, Tom Brady
, Us Womens Soccer