Friday, January 11, 2019

Colombian football club president apologizes over 'lesbian' barb

The president of Colombian football team Deportes Tolima apologized on Wednesday for describing the women's game as "a tremendous lesbian breeding ground." Gabriel Camargo, whose team won the Colombian Apertura title in 2018, also branded female players as alcoholics and women's football as economically unviable. "I declare it wasn't my intention to offend women footballers, let alone undermine their fundamental rights of equality, non-discrimination, dignity, honor and good name," he wrote in a letter posted on the club's social media accounts. He retracted his previous comments and insisted that Deportes Tolima had always respected the labor and personal rights of its female players.