Soccer player Jesus Datalo posed in his underwear for a photo spread in Italian gay publication Romeo Mag and the leadership of his club is hopping mad. Datalo plays for Napoli.
The Argentinian player is hardly the first soccer star to pose in their undies for a queer magazine, but Aurelio De Laurentis, president of the Napoli club, offers up a very convoluted reasoning for his displeasure. De Laurentis is not bothered by the photos but because "the image of Napoli rights have been violated."
What the hell does that even mean? The soccer club's "rights have been violated?" The club has the right to tell players not to mix with those dirty queers? They have the right to tell stars who their fan base can consist of? They have the right to treat one of their own like a pariah for posing for a magazine photoshoot and doing an interview? Whatever.
It sounds like De Laurentis needs to remember another famous picture. It sure as hell got the gays excited and didn't bother to hurt this star's reputation (or his club's) in the least. Picture of our mystery soccer star after the jump.
(Clickety to embiggen all the pictures, you pervs.)