Italian Soccer Player Fined For Hoping For ‘No Gays’

The Union of European Football Associations announced today that it would be fining Italian striker Antonio Cassano €15,000 for anti-gay comments he made in advance of the Euro 2012 championships. In response to a question about whether or not there were gay players on the Italy squad, Cassano replied, “I hope there are none. But if there are queers here, that’s their business.” He later said that he regrets that his statements “have sparked controversy and protest from gay rights groups.”