Sebastien Gacond ain’t down with his gay fans. The Swiss triathlete took on Outsports.com after the popular sportcentric website featured a picture of him on their site. Gacond wrote them a letter insisting they remove his image:
I’ve just found a picture of me and my name mentioned on your website. I ask you to remove my name and this picture straight away from this website.
The Outsporters then asked whether Gacond objected to the site’s gay slant.
Apparently Gacond doesn’t have a publicist, because he candidly – and shamefully – admitted:
Yes I would like to remove it because it’s a gay website. I’ve got absolutely nothing against gay people and the gay community but I don’t want my name and image to be link there as I’m not gay … I’ve got a girlfriend! Thank you for your understanding.
Gacond went on to explain that he’s trying to portray a “professional” image.
Outsports mentions that Gacond’s the first athlete in six years to request removal. They refused to comply with Gacond, who promises to “move on to the next step”, whatever that means.
The site points out that the picture – seen above – came from a public event and, thus, Gacond doesn’t have a judicial prayer.