John M. Becker

Two Straight Soccer Players Lock Lips in Italy

Filed By John M. Becker | May 15, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: athletes, kissing, soccer, Spain, straight guys, straight men kissing straight men

european-soccer-kiss-may2014.jpgHere in the U.S., the prudish set are up in arms about openly gay football player Michael Sam's brief on-air kiss with his boyfriend after he learned he'd been drafted into the NFL.

Meanwhile, over in Europe, this happens (via The Local):

Among all the excitement following Sevilla's victory over Portuguese club Benfica on Wednesday, one gesture has come in for special attention.

While the club's players celebrated their win on penalties in Turin, midfielders Ivan Rakitic and Daniel Carrico leaned in to each other to share a kiss.

Although kissing as a form of celebration is not unheard of in football, Spanish sports site as.com described the image of the Croatian and Portuguese players as "passionate" while other media outlets opted for "curious."

Watch Rakitic and Carrico's kiss below. How would you describe it?

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