A senior Italian IOC member criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation for next month's Sochi Olympics. "It's absurd that a country like that sends four lesbians to Russia just to demonstrate that in their country gay rights have (been established)," Mario Pescante said at an Italian Olympic Committee meeting in Milan on Wednesday, in comments widely reported by Italian media. "The games should not be an occasion and a stage to promote rights that sports supports daily."Except for those days when sporting events are held in countries that violate those rights, obviously. At that point your rights can go screw themselves, because sport isn't in the business of supporting anything that won't see the next paycheck waft in. And please, please, don't make a fuss about that, because it isn't appropriate. Don't you see how hard sports - that well known unified force through which rights are supported - is working all the days of the year it hasn't sold you out in exchange for fuck-you money from McDonald's? How about you homosexual athletes stay home for no fucking reason with a little goddamn gratitude, huh?
Honestly. There's being a five-star arsehole, and there's being a five-star arsehole who's annoyed decent people won't help to make his shit easier to shift. The more gay athletes make this man's life difficult this year, the better. Here's hoping all of them remain safe and well throughout.