Swedish soccer club suspends entire team for the rest of the season for anti-gay slurs

Dec 7, 2012 Full story: outsports.com 8

Swedish soccer team Sörskogens IF has suspended their entire team for anti-gay slurs and language directed at their opponents, the Stockholm Snipers, earlier this year. From The Local, which has a full account of the incident

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During the match, players from Sörskogens were heard saying “you suck cock for 50 kronor”, “all of you have HIV”, and “we’re probably going to get infected”, among several other homophobic remarks, the local Mitt i Huddinge newspaper reported. “It was a little unpleasant when we went into the dressing room after the game. One of our players was also threatened after things got a little heated on the pitch,” Snipers coach Christoffer Smitz told SR. Following the incident, Sörskogens IF was fined 5,000 kronor ($755) by the Stockholm Football Association, which also demanded that top club officials attend a training course.

The club said on its Web site that they have received an outpouring of support for canceling the rest of the season.

While some leagues in the United States slap athletes on the wrist or take no action at all, it’s nice to see some folks in sports really do have no tolerance for homophobia, particularly that which is designed to intimidate others. It offers a stark contrast to the NBA and NFL: These U.S. sports leagues really do have tolerance for gay slurs.

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Chance

Grove City, PA

#1 Dec 7, 2012
Just goes show, most people are highly insulted by insinuations that they are gay.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#2 Dec 7, 2012
Chance wrote:
Just goes show, most people are highly insulted by insinuations that they are gay.
That's what you took from this article? Really?

Because what I read is that one team pummeling their competition with slurs got their collective asses handed to them by their governing body.

Seems, in Sweden any way, respecting people, including your opponents on the pitch, is important.

Respecting people - there's a concept you should look into.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Dec 7, 2012
OMFG !!!

It's like the lightning flashing from east to west!

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#4 Dec 8, 2012
KirkW wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what you took from this article? Really?
Because what I read is that one team pummeling their competition with slurs got their collective asses handed to them by their governing body.
Seems, in Sweden any way, respecting people, including your opponents on the pitch, is important.
Respecting people - there's a concept you should look into.
I may borrow your quote:

Respecting people - there's a concept you should look into.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#5 Dec 8, 2012
snyper wrote:
OMFG !!!
It's like the lightning flashing from east to west!
Love the new avatar pic!
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#6 Dec 9, 2012
Soccer is gay.
Bring back the Swedish Bikini Team.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#7 Dec 9, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
Soccer is gay.
Bring back the Swedish Bikini Team.
Your Freudian fear of and obsession with balls bouncing off your head is showing again.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#8 Dec 9, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Your Freudian fear of and obsession with balls bouncing off your head is showing again.
Typical DNF idiocy. Your confusion probably is due to your being unaware that the Swedish Bikini Team was comprised of gurls.

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