4 Brazilian Soccer Players Were Fired for Making a Locker Room Jerk-Off Video (NSFW)

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Gilmar Rossmo, the president of the Brazilian Sport Clube Gaúcho soccer team, fired four players for participating in a group masturbation video in the team locker room last Friday.

Rossmo reportedly saw the video the day after it went viral online. The video, recorded by a fellow team member, showed three players masturbating together. Although Rossmo called the video “disgusting,” he said he terminated the four players’ contracts not because of their drunken gay sex antics but because they committed the act on team property.

He said:

“Outside business hours, we have nothing to do with the situation. If they want to get drunk, gay or not, that’s their problem. What I have to answer as president is during a trip, office hours. That’s my responsibility. The club is not a keeper of morals and good manners. The only thing we have to answer to is them making the video inside the locker room.”

Rossmo also said that he fired the masturbating team members in order to avoid ridicule by other teams, fans and spectators. “As far as I know these three are not gay,” he said. “But now they will have to prove that they are not.”

One wonders whether Rossmo would’ve fired the players had the video featured heterosexual sex acts.

Here is a censored version of the Brazilian soccer jerk-off video:

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Although Brazil has legalized same-sex marriage, homophobia and anti-LGBTQ violence still plague the country. The country lacks nationwide LGBTQ non-discrimination protections for employment and public accommodations. A local LGBTQ organization estimated that an LGBTQ Brazilian gets killed once every 25 hours.

Though the fired players were allegedly let go for conduct unrelated to their sexual identity, the sports world can seem unwelcoming to LGBTQ athletes. Most LGBTQ people see sports as very homophobic, professional sporting organizations around the world have few out players and offer very little LGBTQ social support.

Soccer itself has long struggled with homophobia. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world organization governing international soccer matches, had to implement harsh penalties to discourage spectators from making homophobic chants during soccer matches.

 

 

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