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Croatian Footballers Shun Media Following Nude Photo Leak

dejan-lovren-nakedMembers of the Croatia national football team are furious this week after a series of nude photos were leaked to the press.

Apparently the guys are in Brazil this month for the World Cup, where they decided to take a late-night skinny dip in their private pool after a match. That’s when a few trigger-happy Croatian photographers, hiding in the nearby bushes, hit the photo jackpot.

The photos, originally published by a Croatian website, show the admittedly beautiful players (including Dejan Lovren, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Dario Srna, and Mateo Kovacic) in the buff, lounging around the pool and even sharing an incredibly homoerotic group hug. They did it “to the delight of their fans,” the website proclaims.

Except they didn’t really do it to the delight of anyone — this was clearly a rank invasion of privacy. (But that doesn’t mean we can’t ogle, right?)

Croatia national Coach Niko Kovac tells The Guardian that none of the players will be making an official statement:

I can’t force them to be at your disposal after what you have done to them and their families.

How would you feel if someone took naked pictures of you? They are adamant that they won’t speak to you lot any more and I don’t know whether the silence will end tomorrow or last until the end of our World Cup campaign.

I respect my players’ opinion and I also know that you have done a very professional job so far but you blew it with this one. The whole world has seen the photos.

Don’t worry. We won’t tell anyone you looked.

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jun 17, 2014
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  • 20 Comments
    • blondella
      blondella

      3rd photo… ummmmmmm.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Milk
      Milk

      This would have just blown over had the members of the Croatia just keep quiet about it. Why make such a big deal about nudity? The players involved were not in any compromise position. Just naturally enjoying a non football day. There’s so much shame when it comes to our naked body. Please stop overusing the word homoerotic. The definition does not encompass 2 or more male physical close proximity.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Talk about faux ignorant hurtful pride. Get over yourselves, silly Croatian guys. You really aren’t good-looking anyway. Waste of film or digital space.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nowuvedoneit
      Nowuvedoneit

      Doesn’t look that dark or late night to me, but if it was a private pool the photographers went to far. Still not a bad backside in the fitfth photograph.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Off topic, why is Queerty closing comments on so many articles? Why bother to post an article about a bear giving another bear blow-jobs if you aren’t going to allow comments. I mean lets face it, the comments on that one would have been hilarious.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matthew Tharrett
      Matthew Tharrett

      @Cam: This is a tech issue we’ve been experiencing recently. We’re hoping to have the bug fixed soon, but in the meantime, please let us know if you notice the comment section is closed on any post so we can manually reopen it. Thanks.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Guinnessey
      Jim Guinnessey

      Long live Croatia and its gorgeous people!

      Jun 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      They are probably bisexual. Many athletes are.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Lmao..it kills me the issh white people get away with. Str8 black men would never do this kinda thing.

      btw these players are full of bs..they know very well that the cameras are always following them. Stop the bs fellas lol.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      Croatia is not gay-friendly but its people have a very relaxed attitude to nudity. There are major nude beaches along the Croatian coastline.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nowuvedoneit
      Nowuvedoneit

      @B Damion: Why is being ok with nudity something white people get away with? That is really here or there, or your opinion as to what straight black men find appropriate.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ringo
      Ringo

      No full frontal, I wouldn’t even be upset.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jabuka
      jabuka

      So funny, since Croatia is a very homophobic country. Recently they amended their constitution in order to ban equal marriage forever.

      The boys are going to face a backlash when they return home, which is probably a reason they have been keeping quiet about it.

      Jun 18, 2014 at 5:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Desert Boy
      Desert Boy

      Why are these men covering up their junk?

      Jun 18, 2014 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Jake357: LMAO!!! THANK you for saying it! I was thinking it but YOU said it!

      @B Damion: I’m sorry that you think heterosexual black men are ashamed of their bodies. I know gay black men aren’t thank goodness. <3

      Jun 18, 2014 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake357
      Jake357

      You’re Welcome, but it seems my comment disappeared. Or is this another Queerty “glitch”?

      Jun 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mlbumiller
      mlbumiller

      I would assume that these guys have showered and changed clothing hundreds of times. Why would they feel the need to cover their junk if they didn’t think an outsider might be around?

      Jun 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justyouandi
      justyouandi

      Don’t get me started on black straight people and their homophobia. Some of the most intolerant and self-righteous people I’ve ever known.

      Jun 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Croat
      Croat

      The man who wrote this article is idiot

      Jun 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Croat
      Croat

      @Jim Guinnessey: more like Croatian beautiful women

      Jun 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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