Entire Swedish Soccer Team Suspended For Using Anti-Gay Slurs

The management of the Swedish soccer team Sörskogens IF has canned its entire team for hurling anti-gay slurs at an opposing team.

During a match in October against the Stockholm Snipers, which actively welcomes LGBT players, Sörskogens team members were heard uttering insults like “you suck cock for 50 kronor,” “all of you have HIV,” and “we’re probably going to get infected.” Snipers coach Christoffer Smitz said one his players was also threatened on the field.

Sörskogens IF was initially fined 5,000 kronor ($750) by the Stockholm Football Association, the first time the league has penalized a team for homophobic behavior. But club management took it upon itself to suspend all the players for the rest of the season, according to the English-language site The Local.

“We had no choice but to suspend the entire team,” said club chair Ketil Torp. “That kind of language isn’t appropriate for football or anywhere else.” Torp added that his players’ behavior “grossly violated the club’s standards and values.”

It was just last year that 20-year-old Anton Hysen came out in a magazine interview, making him the first (and only) openly gay professional soccer player in Sweden.


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  • Mooz

    Those 5,000 kronor was obviously a joke. Read the google translation:

    The Sörskogens IF management did the absolutely right thing. Bravo!

    Soccer in Europe has become a zestpool of everything that is wrong in our society. Racism, homophobia and even murder, anything goes.

    This week in The Netherlands a linesman was killed (really!) because some players of “Nieuw Sloten” did not agree with him. The reaction of that management was, we don’t play for one week. WTF!!!

  • the other Greg

    Hmm – whenever a guy “suggested” that I would suck his c*ck for $7.50, it always seemed like he was serious about it!

  • MartinDK

    @Mooz: so easy to see the splinter in the eye of your neighbour and sooo difficult to se the beam in your own?

    Besides its called a cesspool. Try not to use words you dont really comprehend…

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