Italian Sportsweek magazine features rugby playing couple kissing on cover suffers Twitter backlash

An Italian sports magazine, Sportweek - Gazzetta dello Sport, has caused a stir after showing two male rugby players kissing on the front cover.

Gazzetta dello Sport

The most recent issue of Sportweek shows the two men, Giacomo and Stefano, who are a real-life couple that play for Libera Rugby Club (the first gay friendly rugby club) in Italy, with the headline ‘Who’s afraid of a kiss?’

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According to Daily Mail – Some tweets said : ‘That’s disgusting’ and ‘F*** off! What the f***?!’

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Sportweek - Gazzetta dello Sport
Sportweek – Gazzetta dello Sport

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