Italy player hopes there are no gays on Euro team

Italy forward Antonio Cassano says he hopes there are no gays on

his team at the European Championship, then used a derogatory word

to describe them.

After being told by an Italian reporter there might be some

closeted gay players on the team, Cassano appeared at a loss for

words before responding. He says, ”That’s their problem, but I

hope not. … But I don’t know.”

Cassano says he hopes his answer has sufficed ”because if not,

you know I’ll be attacked from every direction.”

Earlier this year, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli came out in

support of gay soccer players.