Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Goalie Keeps Eye on the Ball

In the spirit of Brokeback Mountain, perhaps this story is worth mentioning. A Galley friend passes along this link to Outsports.com (no explanation needed), which is reporting on the recent sex scandal rocking a soccer team from Varna, Bulgaria.

Remember that scene in Any Given Sunday, in which the players are at a party complete with hookers and cocaine? Or do you perhaps recall the incident involving the Minnesota Vikings on cruise ships fully stocked with hookers? If so, don't expect anything nearly like that to happen with MAX, Varna's soccer team. Rather, when the stadium host walked into the locker room, he discovered the goalie engaged in some off-sides ball-handling with three teammates.

The men have since been expelled.

First of all, the coach says he noticed earlier some unusually friendly behavior among some of the teammates. But as he saw it, "I thought they were just drunk." (Ah yes, that excuse.)

Second, the goalie was supposedly cited for sodomy when he was 15. With a goat.

Finally, the incident occurred only after the team had lost the game. Had they won, it would have been truly a come-from-behind victory.


Anonymous said...

They were just a couple of crazy kids!

muse said...

You are incorrigible...

Anonymous said...

Wow. First - Bareback ...er..Brokeback Mountain, now perhaps for the sequel: The Soccer Suckers.....snark.

Gimme a break. It's not homophobia, it's homo-repulsia. (Not a word, but makes as much sense as that silly libbie word *****phobia.

Jay D. Homnick said...

I'd be interested in knowing what was the rationale to expel the guys from the team. I'm as homo-repulsic as the next guy, but why is that punishable by expulsion?

Anonymous said...

What should be punishable by expulsion is the pun that ended that post.