Football / Soccer, seems to be one of the more intimate of team sports. Also one of the most amorous. I can instantly bring up images of men hugging, kissing, patting each other on the butt, and demonstrating huge and extravagant displays of pride / love / pleasure... when they score goals.
There are also loads of distinctly attractive players, many of whom have contracts with various advertisers... No complaints there.
So how gay is Soccer?
The aforementioned butt slapping, hugging and kissing seems to make it a rather tolerant sport, with at least some ambiguity if not true open gaiety. You get some serious closeness with your own team as well as opposition teams, though technically it's not supposed to be the case. I'm not entirely sure of change room antics, but if you can cope with nude and muscular fit men, then I don't think it will be too hard to cope with. There seems to be quite a lot of clothing being removed during games as well - so if you enjoy getting your gear off, at least partially, or your mates doing the same - then this is the sport for you on and off the field. As far as I can tell, apart from bimboesque wives in the stands, there aren't a lot of women involved, so you can focus fully on the men...
4 1/2 stars
If men's legs are your thing - then it's one of the tops sports for you. You get to see loads of them in all kinds of positions.
The frequency with which the cuter players remove their clothing and strut their stuff makes goal scoring so much more impressive regardless of who's team they're on.
Of course the kissing, hugging and generally amorous on-field behaviour does nothing to dampen down the gay man's enthusiasm for the sport.
Total How Gay is your Sport Rating: 8.5/10