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“Faggots” insult puts Real Madrid’s Mourinho in homophobic controversy

February 24, 2012 By Angela Asante
Outspoken coach Jose Mourinho is once again in the news for controversial reasons. The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation have filed a complaint to UEFA against the Real Madrid boss.
Jose Mourinho has been accused of making homophobic comments ahead of his side’s UEFA Champions League encounter against CSKA Moskva in Russia. The Special One is said to have referred to the match officials as “faggots”.

The co-president of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF), Louise Englefield, has condemned Mourinho for doing so. She was quoted as saying by Daily Mail:

“Homophobia is unacceptable from anyone in football, much less from one of the game's most senior figures. We are deeply disappointed that Mr Mourinho is casually using homophobic terms of abuse in his workplace.

“It is especially sad that these comments have been made during the International Football v Homophobia campaign week. As long-standing partners of the FARE network, we call on UEFA to take action and impose appropriate sanctions.”

Real Madrid were hoping to secure a 1-0 win through Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal. However, CSKA Moskva stunned the Champions League title favourites with a last-gasp goal.

This 1-1 result means that the tie is wide open. Real Madrid will have to win at the Santiago Bernabeu or manage a goalless draw in order to reach the Last 8.

As of now, UEFA has not commented on this issue. In the meantime, football as usual continues for Jose Mourinho. This weekend, the Portuguese boss will lead Real Madrid in La Liga against Rayo Vallecano away from home.

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