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Italy Declines Comment on Cassano Remarks on Gays

Thursday Jun 14, 2012

POZNAN, Poland (AP) - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli and his players are not commenting on Antonio Cassano's remarks on gay soccer players a day before their Euro match with Croatia.

Cassano said Tuesday that he hopes there are no homosexual players on the national team at the European Championship, then used a derogatory word to describe gays. Hours later, he issued a statement saying, "I'm sincerely sorry that my statements created controversy and protests from gay associations."

Prandelli says, "We don't want to sound discourteous - we've always been willing to take on any type of subject - but we'll return to that when we're calmer, not on the eve of a key match."

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  • puck, 2012-06-14 10:37:55

    I love how people say stuff and then retract it and think people will act like it never happened. The damage is done! If this is how he really feels, be a man and own up. I have more respect for an idiot if he stands up than for a wishy washy baby. Besides, I don’t want to be on his team. Lol.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-06-16 15:48:08

    Kind of reminds me of tired ole Mel Gibson....not my fault, I was gassy and suffering from exhaustion... Silly me.

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