WATCH: Celebratory Kiss Between Two Cute French Soccer Players Titillates Europe

Two soccer players on the French national team shared an intimate moment after scoring a goal Wednesday night, says The Local.

Mathieu Debuchy passed the ball to Olivier Giroud, who then scored. In celebration, Debuchy ran up to Giroud, and Giroud grabbed Debuchy’s head with both hands and planted a French kiss on his friend’s… neck? mouth? cheek?

The YouTube clip of the smooch has been making the round on the Internet, and #Debuchy was even trending on Twitter the morning after.

They’re like France’s version of Madonna’s Britney kiss.

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  • MikeE

    oh for god’s sake, it’s a kiss on the cheek.
    everyone in my family has done that for years.

  • American Life

    Nothing deep at all about this. Its sad how the Puratains have caused our society
    to get excited over the slightest amount of male display of affection. Grow up!

  • Torrie

    Cute! And why is this news exactly? Footballers kiss each other while celebrating all the time.

  • prince of snides aka divkid

    jesus, is that really sooo newsworthy? if so, america you’re even more repressed than i thought. this is fairly standard and comparatively sedate.

  • Rachel

    Hey, at least it’s not bad news? :) Usually my feed (I get alot of Queerty news on my facebook) has sad stories of discrimination and hate. Even if they didn’t totally mack out, it’s still purdy cute :3

  • tjr101

    This is nothing significant and happens all the time at European soccer events. Only in America would something like this be newsworthy because our society is so uptight about male to male affection.

  • Forreal

    What are you people bitching about? This is Queerty. If you’re coming here to get credible, important news then you’re already way off the mark. This is not the friggin’ New York Times or Wall Street Journal. GET YOUR PANTIES OUT OF A WAD!

  • juwannaman

    soccer is gay anyway so who cares

  • Fitz

    It doesn’t do us ANY GOOD to make a big deal about this exuberant show of affection.
    They aren’t gay, get over it. And men, even straight ones, sometimes get excited.
    Jesus— do you want us back in the days where letting your hands touch means your gay? You really want that?

  • Tavdy79

    @juwannaman: In the UK, there are few more homophobic sports. I’ve lost count of the number of British footballers who’ve been reprimanded for homophobia so far this year – and we’re only two months in!

  • Hyhybt

    It’s too bad American football players can’t do the same.

    (Culturally, and more practically because they’ve got those helmet bar things in the way, whatever they’re called)

  • randy

    @Fitz: No, just the opposite. We should be happy when two grown straight men are unafraid to show affection towards each other. That’s the type of society I want, and when we have it, no one will think twice when two men or two women, whether gay or straight, show affection.

    It’s liberaton for everyone.

  • Hyhybt

    @randy: I think that would be a good change… but that kind of show of affection between straight men is common, or so I’ve heard, in some of the most homophobic countries there are. So it doesn’t necessarily mean greater acceptance of gay relations.

  • Fitz

    @randy: I agree, that’s why I don’t want us to make such a big deal of it.

  • wc1

    St8 Frenchmen kiss each other all the time.

  • Curtis

    I want one!

  • Jeff

    Soccer players kiss all the time. How is this any different?

  • Oh, ok.

    If this exciting to you then you probably need to get laid. It was a celebratory kiss yet people are all “french kiss” when you can’t even see anything and it really wasn’t a big deal.

    Way to give credence to the morons who claim we have an agenda, this makes it seem like being gay is a chosen fetish rather than our sexuality.

    How can we expect everyone else to stop making this such a big deal when we’re turning an innocent peck on the cheek into a make out session?

  • jason

    This was really only a peck, slightly more prolonged than the kiss you’d give your dad.

  • Bryan

    @Rachel: True, but on the other hand, it kinda shows what a sad place the world is right now, that this is being made such a big deal of.

  • B

    No. 5 · prince of snides aka divkid wrote, “jesus, is that really sooo newsworthy? if so, america you’re even more repressed than i thought. this is fairly standard and comparatively sedate.”

    Queerty aside, Americans don’t care – primarily because they ignore football and call it soccer, using “football” for a different game.

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