Tag Archives: World Cup

FIFA Warns Gays Of Potential Violence At World Cup: Stay On Alert For Aggression From Intolerant Russians

The Associated Press reports: FIFA’s anti-discrimination advisers are warning gay soccer fans going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia that displays of affection could be met with an aggressive response from intolerant locals. As fans prepare their trips after Friday’s World Cup draw, the FARE network said it will produce a guide spelling out the threats to be prepared ...

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City Throws Ticker Tape Parade For World Cup Champions

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New York City To Host Ticker-Tape Parade For Champion Women’s World Cup Team

Via Gothamist: The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will be honored with a ticker-tape parade on Friday to celebrate their recent World Cup championship. On the heels of a growing petition and entreaties from the Manhattan Borough President and others, Mayor de Blasio’s office announced today that the parade will kick off at 11 a.m. on July 10th. The parade ...

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USA Wins Women’s World Cup, Champion Abby Wambach Rushes To Kiss Her Wife

Via SB Nation: “For the first time in her career, Abby Wambach is a World Cup winner. And after the final whistle blew in the United States’ 5-2 win over Japan, she sprinted over to the stands to find her wife, Sarah Huffman, who was sitting in the front row with the rest of the American supporters.”

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FIFA Official: Yes We Took Bribes

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Germany Celebrates World Cup

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Russian Priest: The World Cup Is A Homosexual Abomination Because Shoes

Via the Moscow Times: While thousands of Russian fans were left devastated by their team’s early exit from the World Cup tournament, one Orthodox priest has openly rejoiced at their failure, denouncing the contest as a “homosexual abomination.” Priest Alexander Shumsky seems to have taken particular exception to the brightly colored footwear on display in Brazil, writing in his column ...

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And That’s The End Of That

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LIVE STREAM: Belgium Vs USA

ESPN is live-streaming the match, but you must login with your cable account info.

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Tweet Of The Day – Waffle House

USA vs Belgium starts at 4pm EDT.

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Ann Coulter: Immigrant Soccer Fans Are Leading America Into Moral Decay

“Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay. Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls — all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they’re standing alone at the plate. But there’s also individual glory ...

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World Cup Open Thread

Judging by Twitter, many of the nation’s offices have suspended work to watch the USA vs Germany match. If you’re among those folks, here’s an open thread to weigh in, at least on the hotness of the players. UPDATE: The USA has lost.

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FIFA Bans World Cup Biter

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Advertisers Snark On World Cup Biter

Here’s what happened today: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game. The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. It happened about a minute ...

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Tweet Of The Day – God

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GLAAD Issues World Cup PSA

Also available in English.

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Another World Cup Jesus Flap

This time it’s an Italian company. The Brazilian Catholic Church has threatened to sue after Italian broadcaster Rai digitally draped Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue in a soccer jersey to promote its coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A church lawyer for the Archdiocese of Rio compared the “blasphemous” move to making a commercial in which “mulatto ...

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World Cup Jesus Sparks Outrage

As the World Cup prepares to start in Rio De Janeiro, an Australian betting site is floating a massive hot air balloon in the shape of the iconic Christ The Redeemer statue in the skies of Melbourne. Local Christian groups are outraged: “This is extraordinary, if they knew anything about Jesus they’d know he’d be overturning tables in the gaming ...

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Walmart World Cup Fail

Via the Telegraph: Supermarket Asda has defended a “wearable England flag” it has launched for the World Cup after claims it resembles a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The £3 St George’s Cross, with the word “England” on the red cross, features a hood which Asda said was to allow fans to wear it and stay dry despite the unpredictable British ...

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Now On Sale In Brazil

Via Gay Star News: Just two months before Brazil hosts the FIFA World Cup, clothing stores are selling T-shirts calling soccer players ‘faggots’. Sergio K, a Brazilian brand, have revealed several designs for football fans to wear during the June and July sporting season. The simple T-shirt designs call Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo ‘gay’ and retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona ...

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