The cover of the 11 July edition of SportWeek features Giacomo and Stefano – teammates in life and in gay-friendly amateur Rome squad Libera Rugby – with the headline: ‘Who’s afraid of a kiss?’
Going by the backlash on social media, it would appear a lot of the magazine’s readers.
‘That’s disgusting,’ tweeted one fan.
‘You’re painfully conformist and ideological,’ wrote another.
The hate was balanced out with supportive comments, many seeing the cover as a positive challenge to the homophobia rampant in Italian sport.
‘I’m not afraid,’ wrote a Twitter user, ‘but many Italians are, and its fear and ignorance that create homophobia.’" Full story here via Gay Star News!