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In sport guys can be affectionate when they win, like a slap on the bum, a kiss or maybe walking hand in hand into the locker rooms, right? Well, wrong. Very wrong. The basketball team the Toronto Raptors where in the middle of a 6 game losing streak but last week their fortune turned and the team won. Good. Right? Well yes, but what happened after was not good, according to many, many basketball fans.
Leonardo Barbosa, a player who scored some 14 points during the game, took the hand of fellow teammate Reggie Evans en route to the locker room. This light-hearted gesture which meant nothing and lasted 10 seconds, if that, caused a HUGE "no-homo" backlash on the net and the clip was flooded with THOUSANDS of homophobic comments. They were so nasty and offensive that the comments section has now been disabled.
This is really sad... what the fuck are people so afraid of? These guys aren't even gay! They were just playing around and they still get verbal abuse? I can only imagine what would happen if there were players that were actually gay and showed some REAL display of affection! There is such an intense homophobic culture surrounding a lot of sports, this is why very few athletes are willing to come out!
Watch the 10 sec clip that started it all the uproar.